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KNOW THE LAW: Dh 2000 fine for reckless driving, illegal racing in UAE

Authorities in the UAE have issued a warning against drivers who organize and participate at illegal races especially during the Ramadan period, known as the “Al Fujrayat” races that usually begin at the late hours of the night and last until the early hours of the morning during Suhoor.

The Abu Dhabi and Dubai Police reminds the public that racing on highways, residential areas, as well as reckless driving in general is dangerous, with perpetrators and drivers caught to be fined up to Dh 2000 with 23 black points, as well as the risk to have their vehicle impounded for up to 60 days.

Abu Dhabi Police Deputy Director of Traffic and Patrols Department Brigadier Salem Barak Al Dhaheri said that they will continue their strict monitoring activities along the roads of the UAE to ensure the safety of the citizens.

The joint statement of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai police assure the public that both entities are in full cooperation and coordination in their unified aim to provide better services across the board.

Dubai Police Director General of Traffic Department Colonel Juma Salim Bin Suwaidan said that the department’s ongoing campaigns aim to increase the public’s awareness, especially for the youth, as they roll out their structured plans to advocate for road safety at various universities, schools, and through social media.

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