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RAK Municipality cracks down on illegal car sales

Abandoned cars also targeted by Ras al Khaimah officials in new blitz on streets.

RAK Municipality cracks down on illegal car sales

Ras al Khaimah officials have announced a crackdown on vehicles displayed for sale on the streets, roundabouts and public areas.

Adel Al Deek, head of the Environmental and Public Health Department at the RAK Municipality said they will be seized by authorities without prior notice to the owners.

The authorities will notify the owners of the seized vehicles by phone or SMS so that they can pay the fines incurred and obtain the release of their vehicles, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Monday.

Al Deek told the paper that owners of abandoned cars covered with dust and without "for sale" signs on them would be contacted and given one day to remove them.

Al Deek said despite these strict municipal measures, people were still leaving their vehicles in various areas of Ras Al Khaimah.

RAK Municipality and the Traffic and Licensing Department have seized hundreds of vehicles from streets and public areas.

Al Deek told the paper that municipal inspectors have been instructed to exercise zero tolerance.

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