Abu Dhabi cracks down over abandoned vehicles

Abu Dhabi cracks down over abandoned vehicles
Published: 24 July 2017 - 3:40 a.m.
By: ArabianBusiness.com

Abu Dhabi City Municipality will issue a AED3,000 ($800) fine to vehicle owners who fail to leave it parked in an area for an extended period of time and fail to keep it clean.

The Municipality, which carried out an extensive inspection campaign, said it will enforce the emirate's law Law No (2) for 2012 which governs the general appearance, health and public tranquillity in the Abu Dhabi emirate.

A revised executive regulation provides for affixing offence notices on the violating vehicles for three days instead of 14 days. If the vehicle hasn't been removed within three days, the Municipality will tow these vehicles to the impound yard at Al Wathba.

The law also applies to items towed by vehicles, including trailers and boats.

Any owner found to be breaking the law will be issued with a AED3,000 fine, which can be settled for half that amount if the offender reports to the Municipality. Repeat offenders, however, will face a fine of AED6,000, with daily impounding fees also applying.

Abandoned vehicles campaign

The Municipality embarked on a specific campaign targeting vehicles left unattended for extended periods in residential areas and public areas.

The campaign covered the Musaffah & Mafraq Industrial area, where 141 vehicles were impounded, 31 fines were issued against owners of abandoned vehicles, while a warning was issued to the owners of a further 289 cars which were found to be in a dirty condition, having accumulated covering amount of dust.

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