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02 October 2023

Dubai Police Summon Female Motorcyclists for Reckless Riding

By E247

The Dubai Police summoned a group of female motorcyclists who had concealed their motorcycle number plates and performed dangerous stunts on various streets in Dubai.
Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, confirmed that the Dubai Traffic Police's patrol summoned a group of girls after a video went viral on social media showed their involvement in reckless motorcycle riding and performing dangerous stunts on the streets of the emirate. He added, "These dangerous actions included riding without holding the handlebars, standing on the motorcycle, and riding on one wheel, posing a serious threat to their safety and the safety of other road users. Moreover, one of the motorcyclists concealed the number plate of the motorcycle, believing that this action would help her evade legal consequences."
Maj. Gen. Al Mazroui highlighted that, following the investigation, the motorcyclists were identified and summoned to the General Department of Traffic, where they admitted to engaging in such behavior on multiple occasions.
Maj. Gen. Al Mazroui further emphasized that the motorcyclists' aggressive behavior resulted in the confiscation of their motorcycles and issuing several traffic violations. He explained that by the Federal Traffic Law, such violations incur a fine of AED 2,000 and 23 traffic points, along with a 60-day vehicle impoundment. In addition to the Decree No. 30 of 2023, concerning traffic violations and vehicle impoundment, penalises reckless drivers who pose a threat to their own safety and the safety of others and imposes a AED 50,000 fine against releasing the impounded vehicle.
The Director of the General Department of Traffic indicated that at least 80% of those who engage in such behaviour have been involved in serious accidents leading to fatalities or severe injuries.
Maj. Gen. Al Mazroui encouraged community members to promptly report reckless drivers or violations by contacting (901) or via the 'Police Eye' service on the Dubai Police smart app.