Parking infront of mosques during Ramadan is prohibited by Abu Dhabi police. The Police reminded the motor vehicle drivers not to park their vehicles aimlessly in front of the mosques, especially during the time of prayers.
The drivers are advised to follow the traffic rules and to park their vehicles safely in front of the mosques abiding by the parking law.
Parking aimlessly in front of the mosques will be considered a punishable traffic offense
According to the warning issued by the Abu Dhabi police, stopping vehicles in front of the mosques, especially during the time of Taraweeh prayer will be considered a traffic offense.
Such sudden and improper ways of parking vehicles can create a traffic block and can obstruct the smooth passage of emergency vehicles.
At times it can even cause a delay in some lifesaving operations by blocking the movement of the vehicles. This is the reason why the Abu Dhabi police issue an advisory warning to the public.
The warning advises the drivers not to park their vehicles on the sidewalks of the road and also not to occupy the pedestrian areas on the road.
The Police said that the road is public property and the drivers should abstain from blocking the entrances and stopping vehicles halfway down the road.
The Police said that if anyone is found to violate the parking laws, either by parking on the sidewalks or in undesignated areas, will be considered a traffic offense.
Such people who violate traffic laws will be punished with a fine of up to AED 1,000.
For those who get fined, the Abu Dhabi police have introduced a scheme to provide discounts for fines paid if they are cleared early.
Those offensive drivers who pay their fines within a period of 60 days from the day of committing the crime will get a discount of 35 percent. Those who pay their fine after 60 days and within a year will be getting a discount of 25 percent.
The errant drivers can pay their fine directly to the Abu Dhabi Police’s customer service centers or through the digital channels of the government of Abu Dhabi.
Those who are not able to pay the fine at once can pay their dues with the help of interest-free installments through Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Emirates Islamic Bank and the Mashreq Bank.
Prior to the month of Ramadan, the Abu Dhabi police have already warned the public against parking vehicles randomly during the time of Taraweeh or any other prayer.
An advisory warning was also issued along with it which detailed the risks of not parking in the areas designated.
The Abu Dhabi police have already started an awareness program, a TV show titled “Our Month of Obedience and Commitment”.
The program was aimed at developing positive practices among the people as a means to increase the safety and security of the public during the month of Ramadan. In one of the telecasts of the show, the police have given a warning against the uncivilized way of parking vehicles in front of the mosques during the time of prayers.