DUBAI: Scores of vehicles in Abu Dhabi have been impounded and motorists fined for failing to make sure their cars were kept clean as part of a municipality crackdown.

It is an offense in the emirate to allow vehicles to get dirty for both aesthetic and safety reasons, UAE daily The National reported.

Dozens of motorists were fined up to 3,000 dirhams ($817) each and nearly 300 were issued with warnings for leaving their vehicles for long periods of time, the report added.
Municipality officers also impounded 141 vehicles that had been left for extended periods and allowed to get dirty.

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