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The charges included dangerous tailgating, wrong overtaking, and abrupt braking

Dubai: Dubai Police have detained a motorists for reckless driving on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The charges included dangerous tailgating, wrong overtaking, and abrupt braking, which could have caused a severe accident.

Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, stated that the traffic patrols handled the reckless driver with composure following the legal procedures. “They carefully monitored, recorded the reckless driver’s actions, and safely made him stop,” he added.

Maj. Gen. Al Mazroui firmly condemned any offensive behaviour that violates public standards and the rights of road users. He reaffirmed the unwavering commitment to ensuring road safety and preserving lives, in line with the strategic objectives of Dubai Police.

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Dubai Police arrest a reckless driver on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai Image Credit: Dubai Police

He further highlighted that aggressive driving behaviour demanded resolute action, leading to the implementation of Decree No. 30 of 2023 concerning traffic violations and the impoundment of vehicles, which aims to safeguard lives and properties and effectively confront reckless drivers who endanger their own lives and the lives of others.

Maj. Gen. Al Mazroui underscored law prevails above all and that no one is above the law, indicating that police impounded the vehicle and issued a violation to the driver for endangering his own life as well as the lives of others. “In compliance with Decree No. 30 concerning vehicle impoundments, the driver has been fined Dh50,000 and has accumulated 23 black points on their traffic record,” he concluded.