The police warns drivers for not leaving sufficient distance from vehicles.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police warned drivers of the dangers of not leaving a safe distance from vehicles.
The Police said that they recorded about 35,073 violations during 2020.
Police stated that failure to leave an adequate safe distance causes traffic accidents that result in human and material losses.
The police appealed to drivers to adhere to traffic laws and regulations to protect themselves and other road users from serious traffic accidents.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police stated that causing the accident due to not leaving sufficient distance leads to implying Law No. 5 of 2020 regarding vehicle seizure in Abu Dhabi.
The financial value for releasing the vehicle amounts to Dhs5,000.
The vehicle must be released within three months of the seizure.
In the event of non-payment, the vehicle will be referred for sale in a public auction.
The police said there is a Dhs400 fine and 4 black points for not leaving sufficient distance from the vehicle.
The police pointed out that the risks of some drivers harassing the motorist in front of them and approaching them at high speed, forcing them to vacate the lane by using reflective lighting, leads to distraction which may result in serious traffic accidents.
The police urged the need to take the necessary preventive measures in changing weather conditions, by leaving a safe distance between vehicles, especially during low horizontal visibility due to fog and rain.
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According to Law No. (5) of 2020 AD regarding the seizure of vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the fine for jumping the red light is Dhs1,000 and 12 traffic points and the vehicle is seized for 30 days.
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