Described as a measure to improve road security and
the environment, the government of the United Arab Emirates has passed a bill which will surely raise a eyebrow: Cars older than 20 years are going to be banned, and used car dealers won't be allowed to sell cars that are more than 10 years old. While this can be a somewhat effective policy to remove polluting cars from roads, it also raises questions about what people with lower income will do. With 1.85 million cars on the road, the UAE is one of the countries with the highest ratios of cars per capita and, according to the Emirates'Traffic Agency, this measure is being implemented not only to reduce pollution, but to stimulate the use of public transport while also improving the aesthetic of area cities as well.
via Le Blog Auto]