Pupils warned: 'Pull stunts...and cops will have your car off you'
Students who perform dangerous car and motorbike stunts to celebrate the end of the school year will have their vehicles confiscated, Abu Dhabi Police has warned.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate said it is increasing the number of officers outside schools to stop the “risky” celebrations following a number of deaths and serious injuries to students in the past.
The police added that such careless stunts also lead to financial loss to the public and damage to vehicles.
Colonel Khamis Is’haq Muhammad, Acting Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, also called on parents to crack down on teenagers driving without a licence.
He also urged school staff to stop such stunts and to educate the pupils on the dangers of “driving recklessly in front of their friends, which might expose them to serious traffic accidents”.
Muhammed said police in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Garbiya will take legal action against “such irresponsible behaviour”.
As well as stepping up patrols, “traffic investigation personnel” will track down offenders to confiscate their vehicles, the police warned.
Cops are also stepping up a school awareness campaign that warns about the dangers of handbrake turns, figures-of-eight and other stunts in residential areas.
The crackdown comes as police also clamped down on drivers modifying cars.