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Cars with unpaid fines of over AED5,000 to be impounded

Dubai Police warns it will seize such vehicles if spotted on the road

Cars with unpaid fines of over AED5,000 to be impounded

Drivers who have more than AED 5,000 in unpaid car fines will have their vehicles impounded, Dubai Police has said.

Colonel Jamal Al Banai, deputy director of the traffic department at Dubai Police, told 7 Days newspaper that patrols are on the lookout for vehicles with unpaid fines.

“According to the federal traffic laws, we have the right to seize any vehicle that has more than AED 5,000 in fines,” Al Banai said.

While drivers are electronically notified of their car fines, many are unaware of the large accumulated sum.

“There are many motorists who have many fines coming to our department complaining about them. Many of them just neglect to see the text messages we send when a fine issued,” he said.

“People must check their fines every now and then to make sure [police] do not have to stop them on the road,” said Al Banai.

Often, due the traffic jams, police are not able to stop a driver and issue a fine. Hence, the fine is issued electronically to the driver.

He also warned motorists of renewing their vehicle registration on time.

For every month past the deadline, AED 10 will be added to the registration fee.

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