He added that modified vehicle accidents could be deadly and result in the deaths of innocent people and other road users. He also reminded that engine modifications or changes to a vehicle’s base or chassis without authorisation are subject to a Dh1,000 fine and 12 black points, in addition to being impounded for 30 days. The penalties can go up, depending on the case. “These penalties are necessary because it takes only one driver to kill many or cause severe damage to other vehicles and the infrastructure. Modified cars give a false sense of control to the driver so they think their vehicle has enough power and speed to dangerously overtake others and to perform risky manoeuvres,” the director of Al Barsha Police Station underlined.