UAE Brings About Regulations on Modification
The UAE government has introduced a new regulatory system for the purpose of restricting the modification of passenger cars in the country to further improve safety and decrease the number of accidents.
The new rules that will govern this will come into effect on June 1.
The rules are a direct response to the increasing growth in the modified car market of the UAE which has led to the authority collaborating with some federal and local strategic partners for developing strategies for improvement of road safety standards.
In the recent years, UAE’s modified car market has been a major attraction for the people who have put in massive investments in it and has also created various properties like the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Autodrome.
Now any car workshops or service centres around the country that wish to provide car modification service in the country will have to comply according to the precise technical specifications.
The new regulations have been designed to ensure more safety, regulation of the modified car market and prevention of any modification of cars that poses a threat to public safety.
These new rules will apply to old and new passenger vehicles that have been modified by altering, substituting, adding in-car equipment or systems. Vehicles like tractors, trailers, motorcycles and caravans will be excluded though.