Sunroof & Window Popping Fines Implemented in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Dubai and Abu Dhabi police have issued stern warnings to drivers, cautioning against allowing passengers to protrude from sunroofs or perch on windows of moving vehicles. These advisories come in the aftermath of several traffic accidents last year, resulting in injuries to individuals who fell from moving vehicles.

Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of Dubai Police’s General Department of Traffic, emphasized the grave risks posed by such actions, not only to the individuals involved but also to the safety of other road users.

Offenders, he reiterated, would face severe penalties under the Federal Traffic Law, including a 60-day vehicle impoundment, a Dh2,000 fine, and 23 traffic points. The cost of releasing an impounded vehicle can soar up to Dh50,000.

The Directorate of Traffic and Security Patrols of Abu Dhabi Police echoed these sentiments, urging motorists to strictly adhere to traffic rules and follow instructions from police officers.

Al Mazrouei highlighted that sitting on windows or protruding heads from moving vehicle roofs are hazardous behaviors that could result in severe injuries, especially in the event of sudden stops or collisions. Moreover, such incidents pose a significant threat to oncoming traffic, increasing the likelihood of further accidents.

He stressed that reducing traffic accidents is a collective responsibility, necessitating cooperation between the police and the community. Many accidents, he noted, are preventable and often stem from non-compliance with traffic regulations. Al Mazrouei called for public cooperation, strict adherence to traffic laws, and the adoption of positive behaviors to ensure road safety.

Last year alone, the General Directorate of Traffic recorded 1,183 violations in Dubai related to dangerous driving practices, leading to the impoundment of 707 vehicles

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