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23 May 2024

Six sentenced to community service for violating traffic rules in Abu Dhabi

By Wam

Five Emiratis and a national of another Arab Gulf country have been ordered by the community service public prosecution to work as a gas station attendant, clean the city’s streets, mosques, public libraries, public spaces for various periods as punishment for reckless driving, including drifting and racing on public roads.

They were convicted in separate cases by the Bani Yas Punitive Court, the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution said.

The various punishments aim to promote public benefit while curbing irresponsible behaviour on roads, it added.

The sentences range from one to three months.

The punishment meted to one of the convicts was heightened for drifting his car near a children's playground.