Abu Dhabi gets tough with abandoned car crackdown

Five vehicles are impounded in Abu Dhabi and another five warnings served to owners, says municipality
By Staff writer
Wed 05 Jul 2017 06:33 PM

Five vehicles have been impounded in Abu Dhabi and another five warnings served to owners as part of a campaign targeting abandoned cars in the emirate.

According to state news agency WAM, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre, and Al Sahraa Transport, carried out the inspection campaign.

The campaign, which covered Abu Dhabi Corniche and Hamdan Street, stems from a commitment to protect the city landscape from all types of "disfigured elements", WAM reported on Wednesday.

During the campaign, people were cautioned against leaving vehicles unattended for extended periods and distorting the city’s look, it added.

The campaign resulted in impounding of five vehicles, serving of five warnings, and issuing of five violations against abandoned vehicles.

The municipality said it is combating the phenomenon of leaving vehicles in parking spaces and public squares, adding that fines of AED3,000 can be issued against offenders.

"Such practices distort the general scenery, pose gross environmental hazards, disrupt traffic, and undermine the safety of the community," a Municipality statement said.

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