UAE Police Crack Down on Reckless Racing, Impose Severe Penalties

The Umm Al Quwain Police, responding to reports of reckless racing, seized multiple vehicles following a gathering of drivers engaging in dangerous manoeuvres on the emirate's streets

In a stern response to the alarming surge in reckless racing incidents endangering lives on UAE roads, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah authorities have taken decisive action against errant motorists.

Recent episodes of illegal racing and reckless driving prompted swift crackdowns, with law enforcement agencies urging strict adherence to traffic laws and regulations to ensure public safety.


The Umm Al Quwain Police, responding to reports of reckless racing, seized multiple vehicles following a gathering of drivers engaging in dangerous manoeuvres on the emirate’s streets.

This reckless behavior not only imperiled the lives of the participants but also posed a grave threat to other road users. Emphasizing the gravity of such actions, authorities stressed the importance of responsible driving to avert potential accidents.

Similarly, in Fujairah, several motorists found themselves in legal trouble after engaging in reckless driving and illegal racing, culminating in a traffic accident.

The Fujairah Police General Command swiftly apprehended the perpetrators, highlighting the zero-tolerance stance toward endangering public safety through reckless driving practices.

The Traffic and Patrol Administration in the Al Sodah region conducted a meticulous investigation and identified the drivers involved in the reckless racing.

Surveillance footage revealed one vehicle losing control, veering off the road, and colliding with a rail barrier, underscoring the dire consequences of reckless behaviour on the roads.


Prompt action by law enforcement, aided by the circulation of incriminating videos, led to the swift arrest of those responsible for the violations.

The UAE authorities have emphasized the severity of penalties for reckless driving, citing the inherent risks to public safety. Violators face hefty fines of Dh2,000, along with 23 black points and vehicle impoundment for 60 days.

This stringent punishment serves as a deterrent against endangering lives through reckless driving practices. Colonel Khaled Ali Al Naqbi of the Umm Al Quwain Police reiterated the commitment to ensuring road safety, urging all motorists to prioritize compliance with traffic laws and regulations.

He emphasized the collective responsibility of drivers in safeguarding lives and preventing avoidable accidents on the nation’s roads. The crackdown on reckless racing underscores the UAE’s unwavering commitment to enhancing road safety standards and curbing hazardous driving behaviours.

With stringent penalties in place, authorities aim to instil a culture of responsible driving and deter reckless conduct that threatens public safety.

As the UAE continues to promote road safety and curb reckless driving practices, motorists are urged to exercise caution, adhere to speed limits, and prioritize safety at all times.

The nation endeavours to create safer roads for all residents and visitors alike through collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and the community.

In light of recent events, the message is clear: reckless driving will not be tolerated, and those found guilty will face severe consequences under the law.


This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed


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