Dubai: students caught driving family cars to school

Almost a dozen students have been caught driving their parents’ cars to school without a driver’s licence since the beginning of the academic year in Dubai, police said on Saturday. However, when police summoned the parents, they told the officers that they didn’t know anything about the incident.

The age of the offenders ranged between 15 and 17 years. “Some schools alerted Dubai Police about strange cars parked inside or around the school and blocking the movement of other vehicles. When we checked, the cars belonged to parents of the students in the schools. The under-17 students were driving their parents’ cars to the schools,” Brigadier Al Mazroui said.

Dubai Police seized the 12 vehicles for two months as punishment and referred the parents to the Traffic Prosecution for letting their children to drive the cars without a licence. “We have awareness programmes for the schools to educate the pupils about the danger of driving a car even near their houses or to the schools. Those teenage drivers don’t have a licence and can cause serious traffic accidents and endanger their as well as others’ lives,” Brigadier Al Mazroui added.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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