x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Abu Dhabi impounds 104 vehicles for blurring number plates

Drivers have been hiding their number plates to evade payment of traffic fines by avoiding radar and camera detection, the head of the traffic department says.

Drivers go to great lengths to hide their number plates to evade payment of traffic fines by avoiding radar and camera detection.
Drivers go to great lengths to hide their number plates to evade payment of traffic fines by avoiding radar and camera detection.

The Abu Dhabi Traffic department has impounded 104 cars in the first half of the year for deliberately concealing number plates, Brig Gen Hussein Al Harthi, head of the traffic department, has said.

He said that drivers hid their number plates to evade payment of traffic fines by avoiding radar and camera detection.

Col Hamad Al Balushi, head of external districts at the Abu Dhabi Police traffic department, said 80 vehicles in the Western Region, 22 in Mafraq and two in Al Ain had been seized.

He said the number plates would be blurred by applying paper sheets and stickers, or sand or by folding part of the number plate.

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