The Dubai Police have unveiled new sophisticated cameras installed at pedestrian crossing areas to monitor vehicles that fail to abide by the traffic regulations.
The 53-year-old Omani bus driver of the tourist bus who caused the death of 17 people and injured 13 others, has been sentenced to seven years in jail, which will be followed by deportation, the Traffic Court in Dubai ruled on Thursday.
The number of traffic accidents in general and fatal ones in particular significantly dropped over the last three years, revealed a senior traffic officer on Monday.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the revision of the violation of not giving way to Emergency, Ambulance, Police and Official Convoy Vehicles stipulated in the Federal Traffic Law to Dhs3,000 and a one-month confiscation of the violating vehicle.
The Police announced on Sunday a reduction in the speed limit of a key road in Fujairah.
Petrol cars older than 13 years and diesel vehicles older than four years will be charged an additional £12.50 to enter the area. The levy is in force round the clock.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (ADTA) has announced the partial closure of a road on Sas Al Nakhl bridge, for maintenance starting April 4.
A spell has been cast over our streets. Cars hold such an enchanted place in our society that we structure entire cities and housing developments around them, devote vast sums of public money to the roads they need to move around on, and celebrate the companies that make them.
In an attempt to achieve the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Interior of making the roads safer and more secure, the Sharjah Police General Directorate worked side by side with the Traffic and Patrols Department, and in collaboration with Emirates Transport to organise awareness-raising lectures in both Arabic and Urdu language on traffic safety.
Major General Eng. Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen praised Dubai Traffic Police for reaching 147,561 road users through the Directorate’s various initiatives launched to raise public awareness on road safety and local traffic laws and regulations.