Motorists face fine for passengers leaning out of moving vehicles

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Dubai Police has warned motorists will face hefty fines if they allow passengers to hang out of windows or stand through the sunroof of a moving vehicle, following a number of related incidents.

Motorists driving with passengers leaning out of their moving vehicle face having their car impounded for 60 days along with a fine of 2000 AED, and 23 traffic points, Dubai Police has said. Additionally, Decree No. 30 of 2023 concerning the impoundment of vehicles mandates a release fee of up to 50,000 AED for impounded vehicles.

Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, warned of the dangers of leaning out of windows and sunroofs along with sitting on car roofs, and is considered improper conduct that jeopardises the safety and security of individuals involved.

Al Mazrouei revealed that last year's statistics recorded five injuries resulting from individuals falling from moving vehicles, alongside 1183 violations, and the impoundment of 707 vehicles whose drivers drove in a manner endangering their own lives and the lives of others. He noted that many traffic accidents are preventable, as they mostly result from non-compliance with traffic laws and regulations.

Al Mazrouei affirmed that reducing traffic accidents is a collective responsibility shared between the police and the community at large, urging community members to report reckless drivers or violations by contacting (901) or via the 'Police Eye' service on the Dubai Police smart app.

Abu Dhabi Police has also issued a similar warning to motorists.

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