Sharjah beefs up crackdown against noisy motorists

As part of efforts to reduce noise levels in residential areas, Sharjah Police have installed a state-of-the-art radar system designed to detect engine noise.

In an inauguration ceremony, Sharjah Police Commander-in-Chief Major General Saif Ziri Al Shamsi said motorists caught revving up their engines over 95 decibels will be slapped with a Dh2,000-fine and 12 black points on their licenses.

“Besides the penalty, authorities can also confiscate the vehicle for six months,” Al Shami said, citing Article 20 of the Federal Traffic Law.

The system works by capturing and measuring the decibel level of a passing car, while recording it on video for documentation.

Al Shami said they expect violations to drop significantly with the new radar system installed, adding that they hope to install more noise detection devices across the emirate.

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