The UAE Police is doing everything possible to prevent motorists from littering. Today it has been reported that from January to March 2018, the Abu Dhabi Police has issued fines against 85 motorists for littering.
The Abu Dhabi Police has reminded residents that throwing rubbish out of car windows is a violation against the UAE’s Federal Traffic Law, and those who litter will have to face a fine of Dhs 1,000 and six black points as punishment.
The anti-littering rule is applicable to tissue papers, aluminium cans, cigarettes as well as larger items.
Brig Ahmad Al Shehi, deputy director of Traffic and Patrols Department says, “Abu Dhabi Police are committed to maintaining the emirate’s clean image and keeping a watchful eye on any drivers found littering on the streets from their cars,”
The heavy fine for littering roads also extends to other Emirati cities. “In the past, the penalty was Dhs 500 and four traffic points and the new law made the penalty harsher to crack down on people who throw garbage from moving vehicles. We see people doing that and it is not good behaviour,” said Maj Gen Eng Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant Chief for Operations Affairs at Dubai Police and head of UAE Federal Traffic Council.