Abu Dhabi Police distributes digital posters with traffic awareness messages to motorists at security checkpoints at the entrance to Abu Dhabi. This step aims to enhance road safety in the emirate.
Traffic officers fix stickers with a barcode on the windshields of cars. When scanned with their cell phones, motorists can watch a traffic awareness video urging drivers to adhere to traffic rules for their own safety and the safety of other road users.
The awareness videos cover topics such as the importance of prioritizing pedestrians at zebra crossings; Leave a sufficient safety distance between vehicles; Adhere to traffic lights; Children under the age of ten are not allowed to sit in front seats of cars; And adhere to the maximum speed limits on the roads.
"The video messages will cover a different visual topic every week to raise awareness among drivers," police said in a statement.
Last month, police passed a traffic law that raised fines and set new rules for reserving vehicles. The new policy, which went into effect on September 9, had listed a number of offenses punishable by detention in addition to fines of up to 50,000 dirhams.
Violations include street racing, driving a car without valid number plates, damaging police vehicles, overtaking a red light, not giving priority to pedestrians crossing the road, sudden swerving, causing an accident due to excessive speed and back deviation, among others.