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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Police have launched an initiative to replace minor traffic fines with warning SMSs to drivers, on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which falls annually on March 20 .
Brigadier General Mohammed Dahi Al Hamiri, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Central Operations Sector, explained that the initiative comes in implementation of the directives of the police leadership, that considered happiness and positivity the culture of a society on which generations are brought up, adding that it is the main goal of the government for a better and happier life for citizens, residents and visitors.
Al Hamiri affirmed the Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness to raise the level of happiness while maintaining the security and safety of road users, and urged drivers to be positive and abide by traffic and traffic laws and regulations, and to adhere to the speeds established on external and internal roads.
Al Hamiri affirmed that Abu Dhabi Police are keen to raise the level of happiness while maintaining the security and safety of road users.
He urged drivers to be positive and abide by traffic laws and regulations, and to adhere to the speed limits on external and internal roads.
The driver was driving recklessly without leaving enough space from other vehicles, besides overtaking vehicles in direction and not abiding by the traffic signs placed for motorists.
Moreover, the vehicle that causes the accident would be impounded and would be released only after paying Dhs5,000 within three months.
According to Article (32) of UAE traffic rules, motorists will get a fine of Dhs 800 and 4 black points for using phones while being on roads, which could lead to the driver’s distraction and cause traffic accidents.
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."
This comes after the authorities arrested dozens of members of the Islamic organization on Tuesday, and earlier this month, accusing them of involvement in violence and anti-state activities.
Two persons were killed, while one was seriously injured after a vehicle had swerved and crashed into concrete pillar at the entrance of Cleveland Clinic-Abu Dhabi hospital, on Wednesday morning.
Commenting on the incident, the Ministry of Education indicated that the school was not licensed and did not exist in the licensing records, calling on parents to investigate the accuracy when choosing a school to enroll their children in.