RECOVERY IN ABU DHABI

Up to Dh3,000 fine for using regular recovery vehicles to transport heavy equipment in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Police seek adherence to heavy equipment transport regulations


Published:  February 18, 2021 16:43Samihah Zaman, Senior Reporter GULF NEWS


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A recovery truck. Motorists in Abu Dhabi have been warned against using regular recovery vehicles to transport heavy equipment. Picture for illustrative purposes only .Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Motorists have been warned against using regular recovery vehicles to transport heavy equipment and vehicles in Abu Dhabi.

The practise poses risks to other road users and could be subject to a variety of fines, Abu Dhabi Police said.

The transportation of equipment in the correct manner is subject to a number of special regulations in Abu Dhabi:

— A special transport permit must be obtained.

— The transport activity must be carried out at night only.

— The transport vehicle must be equipped with special harnesses and devices to secure the load.

— The overall height of the vehicle and the load must be under five metres to ensure safe passage under bridges and signboards.

— The goods being transported should not protrude from the vehicle.

— The load should be secured so that it does not fall off during transportation.

— The vehicle must be balanced after the load is secured.

— The transport activity cannot be carried out in times of fog and rain.

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