UAE warns National Day car decorators

Radical transformations of vehicles for the UAE National Day will carry fines of AED2,000 and 12 black points on your driving licence, daily newspaper The National reported on Friday.
 
The rules are the same for all the emirates, the report said.

“We are on standby; our vehicles will be on the street for 24 hours a day. There are no excuses for National Day, rules are rules,” the daily quoted Maj Marwan Al Mansoori, of Ras Al Khaimah police as saying.
 
According to the report, the Ministry of Interior has issued guidelines for car decorations.

It is forbidden to change a vehicle’s colour, add noisy accessories, obscure licence plates and cover the windscreen or driver’s side window.

Drivers cannot carry more than the permitted number of people. Passengers cannot stick any body part out of the vehicle’s windows or sunroof.

Drivers are not permitted to stop on the road, at bus stops or taxi stands, or to stop in the middle of the road “to spray paint on others”, the report said.
 
Cops across the country have pledged to uphold the laws and as well as on impounding offending vehicles they will issue a AED2,000 fine and 12 black points.

“We hope that everyone will respect each other, that nobody will do anything wrong against other people,” Maj Marwan was quoted as saying.
 
“Everyone is happy in the country on National Day and it’s our job to make sure that everyone is safe,” he added.
 
Laws were well enforced in the capital last year, but the same was not true in Ras Al Khaimah, where parades on the Corniche lasted three days.
 
Motorists obscured licence plates and windscreens with flags. Little enforcement was observed, the report said.
 
Ras Al Khaimah police did not reveal how many cars were fined or confiscated last year. However, Dubai police said they issued 1,300 fines and impounded 99 cars, the report said.