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.
The Abu Dhabi Police has warned families against potential scam targeting children, teenagers and "unsuspecting" adults to illegally take their money through internet games, advertisements and social media forums.
Police warned of the dangers of parents failing to adequately monitor their children, stressing the importance of providing children with swimming vests if required, and ensuring all doors leading to pools are locked.
After the activation of the decision to prohibit movement to and from Abu Dhabi and between its cities (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra) for the eighth day in a row, and for 24 hours, Abu Dhabi Police, through its teams deployed in 12 sorting points at the entry and exit points of the capital, continued to guide drivers at those points on the mechanism for the work of transit permits and the traffic rules.