Abu Dhabi Traffic Police Reminds about Consequences for Jumping Traffic Signal

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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2,850 traffic law violators last year

The Abu Dhabi Traffic Police released a video on their Twitter handle to remind motorists not to jump traffic signals.

The high-tech cameras installed on various highways in Abu Dhabi caught 2,850 traffic law violators last year on camera, according to the Abu Dhabi Police. The violators were fined accordingly.

According to police investigations, the majority of drivers were speeding or not paying attention to the road when they jumped the red lights.

Jumping a red light is one of the most deadly traffic offences, according to police, as observed by the number of deaths and serious injuries that happen.

The penalties for jumping a red light is Dh1,000, and the driver's license will be awarded 12 black points and the vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.

Motorists with serious offences would also have to pay Dh50,000 to get their vehicle released, and their driving licenses will be revoked for a period of six months, according to Law No. (5) of 2020 that regulates vehicle seizure in Abu Dhabi.

The Police also advised motorists to avoid going past the stop sign when the traffic light turns yellow since it is a risky move.

The Police also mentioned that traffic cameras and radars are operational at all times of the day and that individuals who break the laws will be caught using technology.