Dubai Municipality to Crackdown on Dirty Cars
After the crackdown by Abu Dhabi Municipal Corporation, Dubai Municipality too is focusing on the vacationers that leave the dirty cars on the streets of Dubai. The municipality is reminding the residents that leaving the cars in such stage is risking penalties.
Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department has now launched an extensive campaign to raise awareness about people who abandon their vehicles or leave their vehicles unwashed for a long time.
The municipality also brought forward the figures for the duration. As per the numbers, 37,437 warnings had been issued to vehicle owners of such dirty cars from the beginning of 2016 to the end of June 2017. Also, 4,930 cars had been towed away by the municipal inspectors after the car owners didn’t pay heed to any warnings.
As per the officials, violations that lead to impounding of cars will carry with them a sum of AED 1,381, which includes municipal fines, storage charges, as well as towing fees. The owners will be given a duration of a minimum of six months time after which the cars can be auctioned by the municipality. Any owner wishing to retrieve the vehicle have to pay the penalty within the stipulated period.
However, if the dirty cars are abandoned on the city’s main roads, the municipality crackdown is immediate, due to it being a cleaning and safety issue that can affect the aesthetic appeal of Dubai.
Abandoned cars are usually seen as being a potential breeding ground for any stray animals and a hub for criminal activities.
The Dubai Municipality Waste Management Department provides a warning period of about 10-15 days to the car owners whose cars are parked on the interior roads. The Department has an agreement with two towing companies, which are given a copy of every notice. After the warning period, if the car is still in the same spot, it is picked up by the company staff just after the duration expires.