Warning: Police Cracks Down on Ramadan Races, Heavy Fines issued
While this holy season brings about compassion and endurance, you can still expect the unexpected on the roads of Abu Dhabi. With plenty of motorists speeding up at the Iftar hours, the Abu Dhabi Police has been on toes to avoid any road tragedies. And while the festive Ed draws near, it has cracked down on Ramadan races.
Also called Al Fujrayat races, they are organized by young motorists during the holy month. Usually, the Ramadan races start at late hours of the night and last into the morning (Suhoor). Abu Dhabi police has issued a warning against racing on highways and in residential areas. To monitor and control such harmful activities on the roads, it has joined hands with the Dubai Police to set up strict vigil and patrolling system during the night hours.
Abu Dhabi Police Warning
During Ramadan, the Police has frequently urged motorists to be extra careful, be aware of their own limitations and to avoid speeding up this holy month. It has laid much emphasis on Ramadan races. Racing is very dangerous and all motorists are advised to avoid participating as it endangers the lives of motorists and spectators as well. Parents are also urged to protect their family members from reckless driving, racing or any other illegal activities. To raise youth’s awareness and to protect them from traffic accidents, the Abu Dhabi Police has been raising its voice on social media and all media platforms.
However, motorists are allowed to race in allotted areas that are well equipped for any emergency and specially prepared for such hobbies. Also the Police warning implies that reckless drivers could be fined up to Dh2,000 and 23 black points placed on their license. Too add on, vehicles can also be impounded for up to 60 days.