Dubai: Speeding motorists who endanger the lives of other motorists will be prosecuted. The punishment will include heavy fines and impounding of their cars, said a senior police official.

Major General Mohammad Al Zafein, Director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police said that anyone speeding at 200 km/h or more will face a fine of Dh1,000, confiscation of their car for two months and the case would be sent to the public prosecutor.

He said police patrols would  stop any vehicle they spot driving 160 km/h. “Motorist driving at speeds exceeding the limit by 60 km/h would also be stopped by police patrols and the vehicles will be impounded in addition to fines and prosecution,” he said on the occasion of the Gulf Traffic Week which kicked off yesterday.

Meanwhile, one man was killed on Sunday after he was run over by a speeding car on Dubai bypass road.

Major General Al Zafein said the Pakistani victim was standing next to his vehicle, which had broken down. He was on the yellow shoulder and using hazard lights but an Emirati driver who was reportedly speeding ran him over.

Another man sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a car on a service lane of Shaikh Zayed Road.

A Jordanian man died in a car accident in the Jumeirah Village area.