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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police warned of the risk of illegally transporting passengers and of its negative repercussions on their security and safety. They urged drivers of private vehicles not to transport passengers without permission from the competent authorities.
They also called on the public to use the approved and licensed means of transportation that conform to the global safety requirements and to co-operate in addressing illegal transport for the safety of all.
Stressing the importance of co-operating with partners to address this behaviour and enhance security and community awareness of not using such vehicles that operate illegally, the Abu Dhabi Police stated that dedicated campaigns to detect offenders would continue to be launched in collaboration with the Integrated Transport Centre, their strategic partner in Abu Dhabi.
Colonel Mubarak Bin Mahiroum, Director of Transport Security Department, stated that the Abu Dhabi Police intensified inspection campaigns to reduce such violations, noting that offenders would face a fine of Dhs3,000 and would get 24 black points while their vehicles would be impounded for 30 days.
The violation of not giving away to pedestrian on pedestrian crossing attracts a fine of Dhs500 and 6 points.
The police pointed to the main reasons that lead to the occurrence of traffic accidents during the summer, which include the expiration of tyres, the lack or increase in air pressure in the tires, overloading and frequent use of long distances.
Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the world's least congested capital according to the TomTom Traffic Index for 2021, based on the annual survey of 416 cities in 57 countries by the global navigation services company.
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Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that the entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Maqta Bridge are not allowed to use during morning rush hours only by large buses transporting workers.
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