Abu Dhabi: Dhs1,000 fine and six black points for littering from a car
Once more but louder for those in the back….
The vast majority of us can probably agree that putting your own refuse in a designated disposal bin, should be a pretty basic clause of the social contract.
But, in case there remains any confusion over just how antisocial-a-behavior littering from vehicles is, Abu Dhabi Police have put a figure on it.
Those caught dumping waste, in whatever form, out of a vehicle — regardless of whether it’s moving or stationary; you’re doing it from the driver’s seat, rear, or hanging out the passenger side of your best friend’s ride — littering ‘scrubs’ will be slapped with a Dhs1,000 fine and six black points.
There is never an excuse for littering. It’s unsightly, dangerous and risks multiple potential public health hazards.
— شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) June 3, 2022
Other transport rules
New rules and restrictions on the ownership and operation have made up a significant portion of Abu Dhabi Police’s communications over the last few weeks.
This follows growing concerns over just how safe these vehicles are for the operators and other road users/pedestrians, both in the region and beyond. The proliferation of their use has sparked a spike in accidents, some fatal — so the authorities have stepped up safety regulations and awareness campaigns.
You might also like
These rules cover things like the prohibition of sit down scooters, and also a requirement to wear protective equipmemt.
— شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) June 9, 2022