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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter
A father’s leniency nearly killed his 15-year-old son as a result of a traffic accident. The father used to allow his son, who had not reached the legal age, to drive his vehicle on their way back home every day.
He would go to his son’s school to bring him back home and sometimes let his son drive home and the son would brag about it in front of his classmates.
One day, a friend asked the son to film himself in a video to show him driving the car in order to prove to them that what he said about driving the car was true.
As proof, the son took the car keys without his father’s knowledge and went to a highway, where he started driving at high speed. As a result of his reckless driving, he lost control of the car, which veered off the road and then overturned.
Meanwhile, the Federal Public Prosecution warned against the leniency of some fathers as embodied in allowing their children to drive their cars before reaching the legal age and obtain a driving licence.
Recently, the Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation obligated an insurance company to pay a driver Dhs160,000 in compensation for material and moral damage he sustained after he was injured in a traffic accident. He sustained 80% disability in the traffic accident.
Details date back to an earlier time when the driver filed a lawsuit demanding the insurance company to pay him compensation, noting that he was driving the vehicle which was insured with the company.
He collided with another vehicle, causing him to suffer the injuries listed in the medical report.
The driver demanded a forensic examination, which could investigate his injuries and his health condition.
The forensic expert reported that the injuries would prevent the driver from working .
The Court of First Instance obligated the insurance company to pay the driver Dhs150,000. The insurance company and the driver appealed and the Court of Appeal obligated the company to pay the driver Dhs200,000.
The UAE Public Prosecution has ordered a gang of nine members to be referred to the court after being found guilty of committing a money-laundering crime using the funds they collected from theft and fraud operations.
The Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) has released a video on its social media account warning motorists of the dangers posed by delivery bike riders.
The preliminary investigations showed that the cause of the accident was due to sudden swerving, preoccupying with other than the road, excessive speed and failing to leave sufficient safety distance between vehicles, Lt. Col. Saif Naif Al Ameri, Deputy Director of Traffic Department in Al Ain, said.
A video clip of Egyptian couple riding e-scooters to their wedding venue has gone viral on social media. The video showed the couple, each riding a e-scooter, and behind them were the cars celebrating their marriage in Giza Governorate.
Of those hurt in the accident, 138 sustained minor injuries and a further 24 were still in hospital, the health ministry said. The blast blew out the windows of several houses in the surrounding area and damaged their interiors.
The initiative is inspired by the pioneering success of Dubai Police’s Smart Police Stations (SPS), which provide security and community services around the clock, without human intervention.
The meeting addressed cooperation between the UAE and the Comoros and opportunities to advance ties in the economic, trade, investment, and development fields to achieve the aspirations of the two countries and peoples.