Motorists face Dhs1,000 fine, 10 black points for ignoring school bus ‘stop’ sign in Abu Dhabi
06 Sep 2021
Radars have been installed on school buses in Abu Dhabi to detect motorists ignoring the "stop" signs.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Police warned motorists and the school bus drivers of hefty fines for ignoring the “stop” sign when the students board or deboard the buses.
The violators will be slapped a fine of of Dhs1,000 and will incur black points. On Monday, the Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre and the Emirates Transport Corporation — Abu Dhabi, has activated the radars that will automatically tracks motorists who violate rules by not stopping when the "stop" sign appears on the school bus.
The Abu Dhabi Police warned motorists to stop when they see the “stop” signs of school buses or face a fine of Dhs1,000 and ten black points.
Also, school bus drivers who fail to open the stop sign while dropping off students will be slapped with an Dhs500 fine and six black points.
School buses in the UAE capital are equipped with radars to detect drivers who ignore "stop" signs.
Abu Dhabi Police noted that motorists are supposed to stop in both directions on a two-way road when the "stop" sign arm has been put out, at a distance of five metres from the school bus.