The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Central Operations Sector of Abu Dhabi Police urge drivers to adhere to traffic laws and rules to enhance their safety on the roads and reduce traffic accidents.
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).
More than 15,000 violations for not giving priority to pedestrians in Abu Dhabi. Vehicles who fail to give way to those crossing the road, will be fined AED500 and six black points.
The General Command of Abu Dhabi Police announced on Saturday that traffic is banned for heavy vehicles and trucks on roads restricted to peak times in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, starting tomorrow 28th June.
The Abu Dhabi Police urged parents to be aware of the major risks posed by placing their children on their laps while driving, highlighting its keenness to promote the culture of traffic and raise awareness of relevant preventive measures and how to safely seat children in vehicles.
The Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to pay attention while driving and refrain from using their mobile phones to surf the internet or use social media, stressing that it is closely monitoring traffic intersections using cameras, in cooperation with the Monitoring and Control Centre.
Brig. Alrazooqi confirmed that this service is expected to ease traffic flow on roads and increase customer satisfaction, especially during special occasions, celebrations and national holidays. The new feature is now available via Dubai Police smart app on iOS and Android devices.
Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri also urged parents to monitor their children and educate them not to accept Ediya from strangers. He also called upon the public to adhere to the safety and security regulations at homes to avoid accidents of fires, wishing them a safe and happy Eid.
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.