The Dubai Police launched a month-long campaign on Thursday to spread awareness among the youth about dangerous impact of modified vehicles.
The campaign themed Our Youth, Our Treasure was announced during a Press conference at Al Qusais Police Station. The campaign aims at spreading awareness among community members and parents about the harmful impact of driving modified cars.
The police have seized 89 vehicles which breached modification standards in 2017, compared to 101 in 2016. However, in 2017, there was no accidents caused by car modification, compared to four accidents in 2016.
The UAE already has rules against illegal modification of vehicles. The mechanical department of the police will check the cars that are involved in accidents to confirm whether they were modified.
Counsellor Salah bu Froushah said that parents will be held responsible if the driver is under 18 years of age and will have to pay compensations in addition to blood money in case of accident deaths.
Garages will be closed if they do not heed to police warnings and are found to be modifying exhaust systems or adding devices to boost the vehicle’s speed without prior permission from the police.