Pump up the volume...in the suburbs. Dubai motorists warned to turn the music down while driving
Their way or the highway: music-lovers will have to tune it down if they want to drive in Dubai's residential areas.
Motorists who play music at full blast while driving in residential areas will have their vehicles permanently confiscated, Dubai’s Police Chief said on Tuesday.
Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, said that people in residential areas, especially Jumeirah, have been complaining about motorists who drive their cars after midnight playing loud music. Residents have also complained about noisy motorbikes.
“Such behaviour is not acceptable and the car or vehicle which plays loud music or any kind of noise will be seized and will not be returned at all,” said Lt General Dahi.
He said that police patrols and undercover police will keep an eye on those who are misbehaving on the roads.
He said this was not a new rule and had been in place a long time.
“We are only reminding motorists to be decent while driving and to not disturb families in their homes,” he said.