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765 abandoned vehicles impounded in Abu Dhabi

3,406 warnings are also served to auto owners during push in city’s Musaffah area

765 abandoned vehicles impounded in Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of abandoned cars have been towed away and impounded by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, it was reported.

A total of 765 vehicles left in public spaces across the Musaffah area were removed, while 3,406 warnings were served to vehicle-owners for the offence.

It is part of a municipal campaign to rid Musaffah, a 30-minute drive from the city centre, of abandoned vehicles, which began in June, reported Gulf News.

Inspectors first attach a notice to the on vehicle, after which owners are given three days to move or clean it. If no action is taken, the vehicle is towed to the impound yard at Al Wathba. The regulation applies to cars, buses, boats and trailers.

A fine of Dh3,000 is issued to owners of towed vehicles, though a 50 percent discount is offered once the owner reports to the impound yard. Towing costs and daily impound yard fees could also be charged. If the offence is repeated, the fine can double.

Last month, 120 tankers abandoned in parking lots in the suburb of Baniyas were impounded. In January, 492 unattended vehicles in Musaffah Industrial Area were towed away.

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