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Mohammed Alaa, Staff Reporter
A number of motorists received warning SMSes on their mobile phones from Abu Dhabi Police after they had been monitored by radars driving during times of the national sterilisation programme in Abu Dhabi.
The police stressed the need to adhere to safety and prevention measures and not to repeat such violations, confirming that the aim is to protect people and enhance their safety.
According to the decision of the Attorney General, there is a fine of Dhs2,000 for leaving home without a necessity or for reasons other than work or to purchase basic needs during the national sterilization programme time.
The Abu Dhabi Police on Friday activated radar systems and smart systems, in addition to recording violations in absentia through the patrols in all areas of the emirate.
The move come to detect those who fail to committed to staying at home during the hours of the national sterilisation programme from 10:pm until 6:00am.
The categories who are excluded from the decision to go out in the timing of the national sterilisation programme and notified about violation, they can object to a violation of the precautionary measures of COVID-19 by visiting the Public Prosecution link with attaching evidence to cancel the violation.
Abu Dhabi Police has warned against the dumping of used face masks and gloves on roads, streets, and public facilities as it would incur an Dhs1,000 fine and six traffic points.
An Emirati inventor named Ahmed Al Mazroui, founder of the Al Mazroui Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, created a robot which can sterilise and spray all hard-to-reach and rugged locations, in addition to its ability to climb stairs.
The initiative supports workers in the first line of defence in the medical and sterilisation programme.
Abu Dhabi’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate held a press conference on Tuesday to launch an awareness campaign titled “Be Road Safe,” during which it disclosed a plan to detect school bus “stop arm” offenders in co-ordination with the Department of Transport.
The witness added the suspect disappeared after being injured and after having bleeding in the head, and then he was seen heading towards the victim with a knife.
Abu Ghazeen noted that those vehicles give a grace period for the public to park in the public parking for a period of 10 minutes without paying fees.
"This technology has proven its effectiveness to identify suspicious and wanted people," said Obaid Al Hathboor, director of Dubai's Transport Security Department.
The suspect offered Dhs50,000, a Rolex watch, a monthly salary of Dhs20,000, and a Mercedes car as a bribe to a policeman so that he could escape from the police station where he was held on charges related to drug trafficking.