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MENAFN - Arab Times - 05/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ministry of Interior has stressed its keenness on the need for firmness in applying the law on the use of the dangerous dune buggies on public roads as they lack the needed safety and necessary licenses in accordance with the terms and conditions of the legal standards. Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Major General Abdulfattah Al-Ali said in a press statement that these bikes are mainly used on dirt roads, but some children and young people misuse them, thus, exposing themselves and other road users to serious risks and accidents. He said that accident rates resulting from the misuse of the desert bikes and dune buggies are on the rise after the occurrence of deaths and injuries that caused permanent disabilities for children as a result of sudden exit from dirt roads or sandy areas, in addition to driving in the opposite direction. He pointed to the campaigns being carried out around the clock to implement the decisions of the Traffic Department on the misuse of these bikes.

He said the most important of these conditions are the provision of a mechanical certificate stating the date of manufacture, valid insurance and the chassis number. He said the decision stipulates that the bike's engine capacity must not be less than 90 cc, whereas its length must not be longer than three meters and its width shall not be more than 75.1 meters. He also stressed that the desert bikes must be equipped with security and durability standards such as front and rear lights and a place for the front and rear license plates, in addition to the a seat belt, back cushions, an exhaust and muffler system besides the installation of at least a 125 cmlong flag pole. Major General Al-Ali stressed that the decision to carry out such campaigns is in line with the ministry's keenness in ensuring such dangerous vehicles are not used recklessly, protecting the lives of the road users and arresting those who use such vehicles on the public roads, which endangers not only their own lives but also that of other road users.

Al-Ali affirmed that 'buggies' are not intended to be used on public roads but in desert area, urging youths who ride buggies to stay away from public roads. Meanwhile, Al-Ali team led by Major General Ayeth Al-Bassam initiated a night traffic campaign starting from South Khairan to North Mitlaa and issued 150 citations, impounded 10 vehicles, and placed three people in detention. Asecurity source said the team mounted checkpoints at strategic locations to control traffic and reckless driving. He noted the campaign will continue over an unspecified period to enforce law and order.


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