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Vehicles could be impounded at offenders’ homes

Idea would see cars impounded at homes

  • By Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 21:20 September 2, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: VIRENDRA SAKLANI/Gulf News
  • A file photo of the cars impounded by Dubai Police in Al Qusais

Dubai: A high ranking traffic police official has suggested a plan for confiscated cars to be impounded at offenders’ homes after the number plates of offending vehicles are handed over to traffic police.

Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Traffic Department, suggested the solution, to cut down on crowding at the impound lot.

Whether or not this will be implemented is still unclear as are the details of how the system would work.

Cars can be impounded for multiple reasons that include driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any similar substances, racing, driving a vehicle with no number plates, reckless driving that endangers the lives of others, dangerous overtaking and driving a noisy vehicle.

Impound periods vary between seven to 60 days, depending on the violation.

The Dubai Police’s impound lots are in Al Barsha and Al Qusais.

Failing to pay traffic fines and illegally modifying a vehicle can also lead to the vehicles being impounded.

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