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Heavily modified cars in RAK could be banned from public roads

Heavily modified vehicles in RAK could soon be issued with special licences that would ban them from public roads in a move designed to prevent accidents.

RAS AL KHAIMAH // Police are studying a proposal that would see modified vehicles issued with a special licence to prevent their use on public roads and reduce traffic accidents and violations.

The proposals, from the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development and the Traffic and Patrols Department at RAK Police, would mean that heavily modified vehicles would not be allowed to be driven on public roads, in residential areas and on vital streets.

Lt Col Ahmed Saeed Alsomm Al Naqbi, deputy head of the Traffic and Patrols Department, said the special licence will help the police identify vehicles with authorised modifications and avoid unnecessary fines during field inspection campaigns.

The joint committee will also regulate the tuning process and controls over stores and repair shops.