A view of the Sheikh Zayed Road in Umm Al Quwain.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Umm Al Quwain Police have denied what was circulated on one of the social media platforms regarding the change in road speed and the control of radar on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The police said these information on social media were baseless and not true.
There were no such changes in speed limits in any road.
The police urge members of the public to follow official police media accounts for information and news.
The authorities have said that spreading false information is a punishable crime in the UAE.
The UAE Public Prosecution published a video on its social media accounts highlighting the potential penalties for spreading rumours and false news, in accordance with Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 aimed at combatting the spread of rumours and fake news.
The Public Prosecution pointed out that according to Article 52 of the law, anyone who uses the internet to publish, circulate or spread false news, rumours or misleading information, contrary to the news published by official sources, could be punished by imprisonment for at least one year and fined Dhs100,000.
In case the publishing of false news or rumours agitates public opinion against state authorities or occurs during times of pandemic, crises or disasters, the violator could be imprisoned for at least two years and fined Dhs200,000.
The Public Prosecution published this information as part of its ongoing legal cultural awareness campaign aimed at raising the public's awareness.
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