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Abu Dhabi City Municipality reports more than 3000 abandoned vehicles


(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))

ABU DHBAI 30th August 2015 (WAM) -- Between the start of the year and August 4th Abu Dhabi City Municipality has identified 3142 abandoned vehicles left in public areas public parking and residential communities of Musaffah out of which 2668 have been impounded.

The move is part of the municipality's on-going campaign urging the public to avoid leaving vehicles in public places for lengthy periods as the unsightly practice mars the civilised appearance of the city. The campaign resulted in the impounding of vehicles which have exhausted the grace period offered in accordance with the applicable rules. The campaign reflects the commitment of the municipality to enhance the cleanliness and public appearance of the city promote safety and security curb the impact of environmental pollution and diffuse environmental awareness among community members educating them about the protection and conservation of the environment.

The municipality is combating practices that deface the appearance of the city through legal procedures pursuant to Law No. 02 for 2012 for maintaining the public appearance health and tranquility in Abu Dhabi Emirate. Subsequent amendments revised the notice period to 3 days instead of 14 days following which an inspector will notify a vehicle-towing company to remove the often dust-polluted vehicle. The law is applicable to all vehicles including trailers boats and others which are all subject to removal to the vehicle pound at Al Wathba.

In implementation of the provisions of the Law No. 02 for 2012 a fine of AED3000 (three thousand Dirhams) is imposed and once the offender reports to the municipality a settlement is offered including the payment of 50 percent of the fine. Should the offender repeat the offence the fine will be doubled and daily impounding fees will be applied depending on the type of vehicle and the area from which the vehicle had been removed.

The municipality calls on community members to cooperate in the interest of public safety and security for residents and urged them to conserve the civilized appearance of cities by protecting them from all disfiguring elements and compliance with rules governing this matter.

It has also urged the public to continuously care for vehicles by cleaning and moving them to avoid committing offences and risk their impounding.


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