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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Police broadcast a video revealing that some drivers harass motorists by tailgating them, causing dangerous confusion for the latter on the roads.
This at times results in horrific accidents.
The motorists have been advised to leave a safe distance allowing the smooth flow of traffic.
Abu Dhabi Police pointed out the dangers of some drivers harassing other motorists in front of them and approaching them at high speed, flashing at them to clear the way.
These methods distract the motorist and increase the risk of accidents.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate in the Central Operations Sector called on drivers, as part of the “Safety Path” campaign, to adhere to the right lane when driving at slow speed for the safety of all.
The police explained that the fine for not giving way to vehicles with priority, essential services coming from behind or from the left is Dhs400.
The police pointed out that the violation of "not leaving a safe distance between vehicles is one of the main causes of traffic accidents on the roads."
A Dhs400 fine for not leaving adequate distance between two vehicles, plus 4 black points.
And if the vehicle is seized, the financial value of releasing the vehicle is Dhs5,000, provided the vehicle is impounded until payment is made within 3 months of the seizure.
Under the law, motorists who jump red lights and have their cars impounded for 30 days will need to pay a fee of Dhs50,000 to secure their vehicle's release.
The Abu Dhabi Police urged parents to be aware of the major risks posed by placing their children on their laps while driving, highlighting its keenness to promote the culture of traffic and raise awareness of relevant preventive measures and how to safely seat children in vehicles.
The Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to pay attention while driving and refrain from using their mobile phones to surf the internet or use social media, stressing that it is closely monitoring traffic intersections using cameras, in cooperation with the Monitoring and Control Centre.
The Roads and Transport Authority said on Twitter, “RTA announced the timings of its services during the holiday marking Commemoration Day and the UAE 51st National Day.
He also affirmed that the gesture also reflects one of the UAE’s key national values of tolerance.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has pardoned 333 prisoners from Punitive and Correctional Institution in Sharjah ahead of 51st UAE National Day.