Leaving your Car Unattended with Engine Running Can Lead to Fine and Car Theft
This act will not only attract thieves but will also impose a Dh300 fine.
Dubai Police tweeted that leaving your car unattended with the engine running can be a real inconvenience to you. This act will not only attract thieves but will also impose a Dh300 fine.
“Dear Driver, do not be an easy target for car thieves. Never leave the engine running while your vehicle is unattended,” Dubai Police tweeted.
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) August 12, 2019
We mostly see people leaving their car unattended with the engine running in summer months. It is common to see them in front of ATMs, grocery stores, and restaurants.
To save yourself from car thefts and break-ins, experts suggest to switch off the engine and lock the car for even a one minute errand. Moreover, it is wise to never park your vehicle in unlit and remote areas. We always should hide valuable items like mobile phones, laptops, and handbags before we leave the car to discourage burglars.