new Traffic Law
new Traffic Law

Brigadier General Salem Abdullah Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, said that the new traffic law came into effect on 9 September.

 

A senior police officer said serious traffic violations such as street races and jumping red traffic lights caused 894 accidents that claimed 66 lives in 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

As a result, police imposed tougher penalties last month for such crimes, with immediate vehicle seizures and fines of up to 50,000 dirhams.

Brigadier General Salem Abdullah Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, said that the new traffic law came into effect on September 9.

This came during a remote lecture on road safety organized by the Councils Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.

"The new reservation rules and fines were introduced after comprehensive traffic studies were conducted to reduce reckless behavior among drivers and reduce accidents," he added.

Serious violations include street racing. Driving a vehicle without valid number plates; Damage to police vehicles; Jump on the red light. Lack of priority given to pedestrians; Sudden deflection speeding. And back.

Vehicles can be reserved to allow children under the age of ten to be in the front seat.

Another reason for the reservation is the accumulation of more than 7000 dirhams in traffic fines.