Po­lice seize 81 ve­hi­cles in Dubai

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A to­tal of 81 drivers had their ve­hi­cles taken off them for not hav­ing li­cence plates, tak­ing part in il­le­gal races and driv­ing at speeds of up to 300kph. The rac­ers were clocked tear­ing down Al Aweer and Ras Al Khor roads, Dubai Po­lice said. Gen­eral Khamis Mat­tar Al Muzaina, Dubai Po­lice Chief, added: “The own­ers of the seized ve­hi­cles had or­gan­ised races in a way that en­dan­gered the lives of other mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans. “Mo­torists were driv­ing with no li­cence plates so pa­trol of­fi­cers wouldn’t be able to iden­tify the ve­hi­cles or own­ers. “The mat­ter was han­dled del­i­cately as po­lice wanted to en­sure the mo­torists would not act er­rat­i­cally, caus­ing may­hem on the streets.” He added: “Of­fi­cers as­signed to the case were en­dan­ger­ing their lives as many of the cars were driv­ing with­out head­lights and speed­ing. “The mo­torists re­peat­edly per­formed stunts and en­dan­gered our of­fi­cers’ lives. “Po­lice of­fi­cers were mon­i­tor­ing the ve­hi­cles in at­tempts to iden­tify them. The law pro­hibits drivers from mak­ing ex­ces­sive noise and mod­i­fy­ing their ve­hi­cles with lights and other af­ter-mar­ket parts that could en­dan­ger oth­ers on the road.”

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