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Sun 21 Mar 2010 07:38 AM

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400 speeding drivers nabbed in capital clampdown

Hand-held radars catch motorists driving at speeds of up to 200 km per hr.

Abu Dhabi Police nabbed 400 speeding drivers in the capital during a two-week clampdown on dangerous driving, it has been reported.

Some motorists were driving at speeds of over 200km per hr, and others have had their vehicles confiscated, the National reports on Sunday.

The drivers were all caught by police using hand-held radars.

Col Hussein al Harthi, director of the traffic and patrol department, said in an official statement he was outraged at the excessive speeds at which some people drove at.

He warned “uncivilised” driving would lead to arrest and the seizure of cars.

Drivers of the confiscated vehicles will have to pay an undisclosed fee for the release of their cars.

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stefan 10 years ago

more power to the ab dab police! driving is shocking on the highway to dubai. let's hope there are no 'exceptions' to this new tough campaign. lock 'em up!

James 10 years ago

Radar speed traps where first introduced in the UK in 1947 on 2.455 GHz. We need more police, more radar and MORE CONVICTIONS.