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.
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.
Maj. Gen. Mohammad Suhail Al Rashidi affirmed the Abu Dhabi Police’s interest in continuously alerting the public about fraudulent tricks and phishing via the Internet and social media websites.
Police warned motorists to stop when they see the “stop” signs of school buses or face a fine of Dhs1,000 and ten black points. Also, school bus drivers who fail to open the stop sign while dropping off students will be slapped with an Dhs500 fine and six black points.
Abu Dhabi Police broadcast a video revealing that some drivers harass motorists by tailgating them, causing dangerous confusion for the latter on the roads.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers of heavy vehicles, trucks and buses, and owners of companies and who are in charge of labourers’ buses, to warn drivers to refrain from driving during fog.
'This is to strengthen the preventive measures aimed at avoiding accidents in such weather conditions, in order to preserve the safety of everyone.'
Under the law, motorists who jump red lights and have their cars impounded for 30 days will need to pay a fee of Dhs50,000 to secure their vehicle's release.
Abu Dhabi Police has issued an awareness video wherein they have advised motorists to halt or slow down at every pedestrian crossings.
According to the Article No. 42 of the Federal Traffic and Traffic Law overtaking on the road shoulder is a violation of traffic laws and violaters will incur as fine of Dhs1,000 in addition to 6 black points.