x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Too many fines, lose your car

Traffic police have launched a campaign to clamp down on drivers with outstanding fines - a move that may cause their vehicles to be confiscated.

DUBAI // Traffic police have launched a campaign to clamp down on drivers with outstanding fines - a move that may cause their vehicles to be confiscated - as part of a wider policy aimed at collecting overdue penalties. The campaign, focused on the al Mamzar area, is also aimed at cars with expired registrations. Major Ahmad al Ayali, the head of the fine-collection department, said they will pursue anyone with outstanding fines, especially given that the department has given latitude to people owing higher amounts.

"We have given people with large amounts of fines, especially those with more than Dh10,000, the option of paying the fines in instalments," he said. The main target for the campaign will be drivers with unpaid fines of a year or more old. Major Saed al Sbosi, the campaign head, said they have confiscated a number of cars. The department in April clamped down on rental car companies that have accumulated fines.

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