The video showed the driver involved in performing activities in his vehicle in one of the external roads of the emirate in violation of all traffic laws and rules.
The police said members of the public must benefit from the decision to deduct traffic fines by 50%, by paying violations through the (MOI UAE) app, and (Sahl) devices spread in “12” sites in the emirate, with the aim of simplifying procedures and enhancing customer satisfaction with the services provided.
The two departments have launched the ‘VAST’ system for automated detection of seat belt and mobile phone violations, which will come into effect as of 1st January, 2021.
’Darb’ will be activated during peak times only on 4 bridges leading into Abu Dhabi, from 7-9am, and from 5-7pm.
The move comes within the Municipality’s keenness to serve customers who wait in regular parking lots, not those who park illegally or who hinder traffic movement. It also aims to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the emirate.
The ‘VAST’ system aims to preserve the safety of drivers, passengers and all road users, as well as raising awareness and educating the community on the importance of following safe driving practices.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two drivers, one of whom works for the Dubai Taxi Corporation, to 6 months in jail for using the corporation's taxi vehicle for their own interest, seizing Dhs21,000, and impersonating.
Apart from the impoundment of the vehicles there is a fine of Dhs1,000 and motorists will also incus 12 black points. The vehicle will remain impounded for a period of 30 days after that the owner can get it released after paying Dhs50,000.
The two-month traffic safety campaign is to raise awareness among community members and motorists on the importance of giving way in the far left lane (fast lane) and limiting its use to overtaking and emergency vehicles.