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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

More than 500 drivers fined for parking in disabled spots in RAK 

The motorists were fined Dh1,000 and had six black points added to their licences 

More than 500 motorists were fined for leaving their cars in disabled parking spaces in Ras Al Khaimah last year, police said on Wednesday.

Some 519 motorists were issued fines of Dh1,000 and had six black points added to their licences in accordance with the UAE's amended Federal Traffic Law, which came into effect in July.

Brigadier Dr Mohammed Al Humaidi, director general of central operations at RAK Police, said the misuse of disabled driver's permits was "uncivilised".

“The parking spaces are dedicated to serving people with determination and misusing them is considered uncivilised behaviour as its designed to serve and facilitate their lives and movement,” he said.

The permits for use of disabled parking spots are usually placed on the windscreen of cars. They are also granted to vehicles and buses that transport disabled people.

Police also warned motorists against parking in front of fire hydrants and in ambulances spaces.