Police launch awareness campaign against leaving car engines running

Campaign aims to reduce car thefts in Sharjah

01 Gulf News

Sharjah: Motorists in Sharjah will face a fine of Dh300 if they leave their car engines running.

Sharjah Police launched an awareness campaign on Wednesday against drivers leaving their engines running when not in their cars.

The campaign kicked off targeting motorists in the Eastern Region of Sharjah and will last for two weeks.

The new drive comes as part of a wide campaign launched by Sharjah Police in September 2012 in a bid to curb the practice of leaving car engines running while motorists are not in the car.

Police will impose a traffic fine of Dh300 according to the traffic law No.26 issued by Ministry of Interior. The move is aimed at reducing car thefts and avoiding accidents.

Sharjah Police said that there are lots of reasons behind car theft and leaving engines running makes it easy for thieves.

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  • sos

    Jan 10, 2013 2:15

    I perfectly agree with the fact leaving a car engine running,doorsunlocked and unattended invites a fine. But if you have family and needto get some stuffs urgently, cannot find a nearer parking space or anyemergency purpose, it is not logical to take the family along with you.I KNOW All VEHICLES CAN BE LOCKED FROM THE INSIDE. So, they can lockfrom inside and be safe. Now the weather is in our favor, but whensummer comes, it will be absolutely illogical to switch off yourvehicle, leave your family inside and lock the car. Our authoritiesshould seriously consider reviewing the laws and not cause distress andfrustration by applying the law uniformly.

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I perfectly agree with the fact leaving a car engine running,doorsunlocked and unattended invites a fine. But if you have family and needto get some stuffs urgently, cannot find a nearer parking space or anyemergency purpose, it is not logical to take the family along with you.I KNOW All VEHICLES CAN BE LOCKED FROM THE INSIDE. So, they can lockfrom inside and be safe. Now the weather is in our favor, but whensummer comes, it will be absolutely illogical to switch off yourvehicle, leave your family inside and lock the car. Our authoritiesshould seriously consider reviewing the laws and not cause distress andfrustration by applying the law uniformly.

sos

10 January 2013 15:37jump to comments