x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Manufacturer licensing could make roads safer

A proposed law that would require manufacturers to obtain licences to transfer goods across the Emirates was discussed by the FNC.

ABU DHABI // A proposed law that would require manufacturers to obtain licences to transfer goods across the Emirates was discussed yesterday by the FNC.

Under the law, unlicensed companies would risk monetary fines and possible jail sentences.

The suggested legislation is intended to preserve the nation's roads and improve their safety. Members said frequent use by lorries damaged the country's roads. They also suggested that limiting the number of heavier vehicles could reduce the number of car accidents.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak, the Minister of Public Works, noted the FNC's input. To come into force, the law would need to be approved by the President.

kshaheen@thenational.ae