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.
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.
According to Article (32) of UAE traffic rules, motorists will get a fine of Dhs 800 and 4 black points for using phones while being on roads, which could lead to the driver’s distraction and cause traffic accidents.
Upon the directives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the General Command of Fujairah, reduced the value of traffic fines by 50%, cancelled traffic black points, and violations of vehicle impoundment for 50 days, as of Nov.28.
Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui highlighted that the impact of collisions at traffic signals is intensified due to the collision angle, significantly increasing the risk of death or severe harm.
On Wednesday, the authorities in cooperation with schools, activated the radars that will automatically tracks motorists who violate rules by not stopping when the "stop" sign appears on the school bus.