Abu Dhabi cracks down on abandoned cars

Municipality issues warning as number of abandoned vehicles in city rises.
Abu Dhabi cracks down on abandoned cars
CAR CRACKDOWN: Abu Dhabi officials have issued a warning over abandoning cars in the city. (For illustrative purposes only)
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 15 Mar 2010 07:52 AM

Officials in Abu Dhabi have launched a new crackdown on the number of abandoned vehicles in the city.Municipality chiefs warned that anyone found to be responsible for abandoned vehicles would face costs of more than AED2,000.

According to statistics from the Abu Dhabi Municipality, there were 1,595 abandoned vehicles found last year, 455 more than the previous year.

The Municipality said inspectors would monitor abandoned vehicles for 14 days before adding a sticker calling for removing them within 24 hours.

If the period expires without the owner recovering the vehicle, it will be towed away to impounds at Al Mafraq or Al Wathba, the municipality said in comments published by news agency WAM.

Its campaign is part of municipality efforts to maintain community safety and the appearance of the city.

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