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Mon 22 Sep 2008 01:49 AM

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Abu Dhabi impounds 2,000 vehicles in six months

New traffic rules for jumping red lights now carry 15-day vehicle detention and $217 fine.

The Traffic and Patrol department in Abu Dhabi impounded a total of 1,943 vehicles for jumping red signals during the last six months, official news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

Releasing the figures, Director of Capital Traffic Lt.Col. Ahmed Al-Shehhi said that the police will strictly implement the new traffic rules which stipulate a punishment of impounding vehicles for a period of 15 days and a fixed penalty of 800 dirhams ($218), in addition to eight black points, the agency said.

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