Crowding accident sites hampers the work of rescue teams.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Civil General Directorate have warned the public of the dangers of gathering at scenes of traffic accidents and fires. Such uncivilised behaviour poses a threat to their lives, obstructs the efforts of competent teams, and distracts them from performing their basic tasks, in addition to obstructing the arrival of police, Civil Defence, ambulance and rescue vehicles to the scenes.
The police reiterated the firm implementation of the Article No.74 of the Federal Traffic Law, which stipulates imposing a fine of Dhs1,000 for obstructing traffic through gathering during accidents.
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The Police and the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution have also urged community members to adhere to precautionary measures as part of the government efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The police said such reckless behaviour of the driver is dangerous for everyone. The motorists not only is breaking the traffic law, but also preparing the ground for a major accident.
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.
The police stated that Article 27 (b) of the Federal Traffic Law stipulates that the perpetrators of acts that may lead to "lack of clarity of vehicle licence plate numbers" will be fined Dhs400.
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