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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police recorded 4,138 violations for not giving priority to pedestrians in the places designated for crossing, during the first half of this year.
Abu Dhabi Police - represented by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate - have called on drivers to adhere to the traffic rules, reduce speed near pedestrian crossings and to give pedestrians the right to safe passage.
The Directorate called on drivers as part of the "Safety Path" campaign to pay attention to pedestrian traffic on various roads, and to abide by reducing speeds near places designated for crossing, in industrial areas, and on internal roads in residential neighborhoods, and give them priority in crossing.
Vehicles who fail to give way to those crossing the road, will be fined Dhs500 and six black points, the directorate added.
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.
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.
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.
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"Space Exploration Technologies” based in Hawthorne, California, is scheduled to launch the Europa mission from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida," Nasa said in a statement published online.