(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Official says 42 vehicles were impounded for exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60kmph while 14 were seized for jumping red traffic signals
The ras al khaimah police have impounded 238 vehicles in the first quarter of the year for various traffic violations. brigadier mohammed al nubi deputy chief commandant of the rak police on monday said 72 vehicles were impounded for failing to renew registration cards while 37 were seized for making major changes to the vehicles. official statistics revealed that 35 vehicles were impounded for being driven by people without driving licenses and 33 others for racing and reckless driving.
“some 42 vehicles were impounded for exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60kmph while 14 were seized for jumping red traffic signals” al nubi said. fourteen vehicles were seized for exceeding the 30 percent permitted tinting level and nine for driving in a way that poses a risk to the public as per article 8 of the traffic points system.
Brig al nubi said intensive campaigns are being launched on a regular basis on all roads of the northern emirate to curb accidents and violations and ensure traffic flow and road users’ safety. “reducing road fatalities is one of the main objectives of the campaign.”
He urged parents to not let their children drive vehicles unless they are officially licensed for the same. “over tinting vehicle windows reckless driving and performing risky stunts are some of the violations spotted most of which involved children using their parents’ vehicles.”
The rak traffic police also impounded 500 motorbikes in the first three months of the year for various violations. the motorcycles seized include small motorcycles ridden by children quad bikes and unregistered motorcycles. “some of these children are below 10 years of age. it is risky for such young children to ride on the roads that are also used by motorists” he said.