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Two arrested in Dubai for driving with police emergency strobe lights

The Dubai Police have arrested two motorists who installed emergency strobe lights on their vehicles to trick others into giving way.

Authorities further stated that the vehicles were spotted on two separate occasions, one on Emirates Road and the other on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, with the Police warning all motorists against using these LED lights, which are exclusively entitled to police cars and other vehicles.

The lights are switched on for police to be given way in emergencies and both the drivers were fined and their cars confiscated.

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Colonel Juma bin Suwaidan, acting director of the General Traffic Department, urged road users to adhere to traffic laws.

The red and blue LED strobe warning lights are available on e-commerce platforms for anything between AED 79 to AED 150 with the police saying that such lights are only meant to be used by police patrols and other emergency vehicles.

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