Colonel Taher Gharib Al Dhaheri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Anti-Narcotics Directorate, stressed the initiative's importance in strengthening relations between members of society and the entities concerned with the protection and fight against drug dangers...
As part of the ‘Be Road Safe’ campaign, the Abu Dhabi Police have urged drivers to use the right lane of the road if they are driving at slow speeds so as not to obstruct the vehicles that are traveling at the specified speed on the road and give way to the vehicles that have the advantage of the road coming from the back or from the left side (fast track).
Abu Dhabi Police, represented by the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, announced that as of Sunday, Dec 1, 2019, the right-lane of both directions of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street would be allocated for emergency vehicles, public buses and taxis only.
The Abu Dhabi Police have called owners of vehicles and drivers to hurry up to benefit from the grace period of cut in traffic fines that will end on June 22. Payment is available via digital platforms on the website and smart application.
Lt. Colonel Mohammed Salem Al Shehhi, Chief of the Traffic Control Section at the ADP Traffic and Patrols Directorate, urged drivers to use tyres that comply with specifications.
The Abu Dhabi Police have warned of the dangers of fireworks during the Eid Al Fitr celebrations and have urged parents to tighten control over their children who tend to buy them in a bid to help them avoid tragic accidents. They stressed that the law punishes whoever trades in, import, export, manufactures, brings in or attempts to bring in fireworks with a jail term of up to six months or a fine of no more than Dhs10,000 or both. It is considered an aggravating circumstance to bring in or manufacture fireworks for trading purposes, they added.
Precautionary health measures will apply upon entry. Movement between Abu Dhabi’s regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra) is also allowed using the permit system.
Despite adequate traffic laws being put in place in the UAE, many motorists do not adhere to it. It’s not the roads that are dangerous but the attitude of the drivers (“Abu Dhabi Police warn of risks posed by bad tyres to safety of road users,” June 4, Gulf Today).
The police said these dangerous materials also include perfume bottles, gas cylinders, mobile phone chargers and phone batteries.