By Sarah Townsend
Dubai Police reportedly clock cars racing along Jumeirah Beach Road at nearly three times the limit
Two airline pilots were caught racing along Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Road at 200kph, Dubai Police revealed.
According to news website 7Days, the pilots, who allegedly worked for a UAE airline, were among 336 drivers who had their vehicles impounded during GCC Traffic Week last week.
Police said they clocked the two motorists racing down the street at nearly three times the speed limit.
Gulf Traffic Week is a week-long road safety campaign held across the GCC each year to raise awareness about reckless driving and other road dangers.
7Days quoted Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, head of the Dubai Traffic Police department, as saying: “We have seized cars and bikes this week for driving recklessly, annoying other road users and racing on Dubai roads.
“About 85 percent of the vehicles were seized on Jumeirah Beach Road, JBR and in the Al Barsha area.
“We caught two pilots racing in their cars on Jumeirah Road doing 200kph. We fined them and seized their cars for this dangerous offence.”
Al Mazroui said more patrols will be placed on roads and highways that are popular with joyriders, including Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.
thats pretty slow we usually fly at speeds between 900 and 1000 kph hahaha
A pilot is a responsible person handling the life of passengers onboard. It is a shame these officers behaved so irresponsibly. How can an airline trust them with the lives of their passengers anymore? Hope they will realize their mistake and feel remorse for what they have done as also take a vow not to resort to such reckless behavior again.