'Crazy stunt drivers will not be tolerated'
A top Dubai police officer has warned motorists against using their cars to carry out crazy stunts after two people died performing such acts in Saudi Arabia this week.
The head of Dubai Traffic Police, General Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen, vowed that any motorist displaying dangerous behaviour on the roads will be referred to Dubai Public Prosecution for endangering the lives of others and damaging property.
“They are putting their lives and others in danger,” he said. “We have arrested some motorists who have committed such acts before by driving on two wheels.”
Al Zafeen said that in one incident in March, a number of young people gathered in the Rawiya area of Dubai and performed stunts in a 4x4 vehicle on two wheels.
“They even recorded it on video and put it up on the internet to show off,” he added.
The officer said the video showed a black and a white 4x4 driving on two wheels while carrying passengers who were standing on top of the cars.
“The driver didn’t even cover his number plate,” he added. “We arrested a 21-year-old motorist and impounded his vehicle.” The Deputy Director of Dubai Police, Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazrouy, added that such behaviour could be deadly.
“By recording and putting it on the internet, it can encourage others to repeat this dangerous behaviour,” he said. “Someone could easily die just like what happened to some teenagers in Saudi Arabia.”
Police said they also recently spotted a Nissan Patrol driving dangerously on two wheels in Al Mamzar. When the motorist spotted the police patrol he took off at high speed. Police said they took his plate number and are tracing him.