Rules on decorating your car for UAE National Day

By Rajive Singh

Abu Dhabi Police sets specs for car decals

ABU DHABI 25 November 2018: Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), has set the specifications for decorating vehicles during the UAE’s 47th National Day celebrations, as well as prepared a traffic plan to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers alike.

According to a statement by ADP, vehicle owners can decorate their cars with appropriate decals from 25th November to 6th December. “Drivers who do not comply with the allotted time frames will be fined,” the statement added.

The rules and specifications detail that decals and decorations “must not obstruct the vision of the driver in any form”.

Abu Dhabi Police also specified not to install flagpoles on vehicles, not to blur or cover number plates on the car, and not to change the vehicle’s original paint colour.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at ADP, called on members of the public to adhere to the rules, coinciding with the message behind the Year of Zayed, and to enhance the spirit of love for the homeland while respecting the law and cooperating with the police.

No Overcrowding

Al Khaili added that drivers and passengers should not use confetti sprays, and not overcrowd vehicles. He also called on individuals not to stick their bodies out of windows, or ride on top of vehicle roofs. Drivers are also expected not to leave their vehicles, and the use of camels and horses on public roads is also prohibited, the ADP Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate explained.

He urged pedestrians to use designated crossings to ensure their safety, and called on the public not to throw waste items, not to leave skid marks on roads, and not to obstruct the flow of traffic and designated taxi and bus stands.

Al Khaili said that a comprehensive traffic plan was prepared to ensure the safety and security of members of the public during National Day celebrations. The plan includes an increased presence of police patrols within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as the use of smart monitoring systems to detect traffic law violations.

Dubai Gazette