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As part of the ‘Be Road Safe’ campaign, the Abu Dhabi Police have urged drivers to use the right lane of the road if they are driving at slow speeds so as not to obstruct the vehicles that are traveling at the specified speed on the road and give way to the vehicles that have the advantage of the road coming from the back or from the left side (fast track).
They pointed out that a fine of Dhs400 will be imposed on drivers on the left lane who do not give way to the vehicles coming from behind or on the left side.
Driving at slow speeds on the left or middle lane causes confusion in traffic movement and could lead to tragic traffic accidents, particularly on highways, the police said.
Separately, Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, reviewed the latest preparations for the “Arab Gulf Security 2” exercise, which will start in February in the UAE.
During the meeting, Sheikh Saif was briefed about the exercise by members of the High Joint Committee for the Mobilisation Exercise of Gulf Cooperations Council, GCC, Security Forces.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Committee, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, along with several heads of committees at the ministry.
The UAE will host the exercise from 2nd to 20th February in Dubai, as per the decision of ministers of interior of GCC countries.
The exercise aims to train security personnel from GCC countries on how to handle emergency situations and raise their security readiness, by improving their coordination and cooperation in facing crises and emergencies.
Lt. General Al Shafaar said that holding the exercise is in line with the directives of GCC leaders and is in implementation of the decisions of ministers of interior of GCC countries to improve their security cooperation, to face the common challenges affecting the region.
Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Follow-up and Control Center - Abu Dhabi, has released a video warning motorists against "not giving priority to pedestrians in crossing from designated places."
The participants agreed that the publication of the videos is an effective method to reduce road accidents and enhance the safety of road users.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the revision of the violation of not giving way to Emergency, Ambulance, Police and Official Convoy Vehicles stipulated in the Federal Traffic Law to Dhs3,000 and a one-month confiscation of the violating vehicle.
GCAA said only passenger flights carrying UAE residents and visitors wishing to return back to their respective home countries have been temporarily allowed after ensuring all relevant precautionary measures required by the Ministry of Health and Prevention have been taken.
The UAE Health Ministry said a 51-year-old Asian citizen, who was suffering from chronic disease and kidney failure, died due the complication from the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 9 cases in the UAE.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said that two special flights, one PK-789 with 264 passengers on board has departed for Toronto from Lahore, while another flight PK-781 carrying 242 passengers has flown from Karachi to Toronto.
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