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|Bad Drivers in U.A.E.!!|
drivers lose licences for engaging in road stunts
seize 50 vehicles from them, to convert into patrol cars
Thirty drivers involved in a bizarre and highly-dangerous joyriding
session have been banned from driving for three years. On
top of that, 50 of the vehicles taking part in the stunt have been
seized by Dubai Police, who intend to put them to better use. For instead
of being a danger on the roads, the seized vehicles will start a new life
contributing to road safety - they are to be converted into police patrol
vehicles!! The move was based on orders issued by General Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defence and Head of Dubai Public Safety and
joyriders' insane prank consisted of smearing an interchange with oil
and then showing off to each other by skidding on it. According to Major
General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Sheikh Mohammed ordered that the cars be
converted into police
patrolling vehicles. •'Thirty of these drivers will not be able to drive
in the next three years as punishment for their recklessness. We have
taken steps to make sure that they will not be able to get licences from
other emirates," he said.
The incident took place last month when a group of youngsters met late at night and decided to show each other their skills at driving recklessly. They poured oil on the tarmac of Al Warqa interchange in Rashidiya and performed stunts, attempting to outdo each other with dangerous manoeuvres.
The police reached the scene and confiscated their vehicles. Maj. Gen. Dhahi said these harsh measures were taken to curb such acts. "These young men need to respect the laws and such measures will force them to do so. They not only endangered their own lives, but the lives of others as well, "he said.