Dh 400 fine for Jaywalking: Dubai Police initiates awareness campaigns

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Judith Mariya

Published on October 13, 2023, 08:55:38


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Dubai Police issued a reminder about the gravity of jaywalking or crossing a road at non-designated pedestrian points, imposing a fine of Dh 400 for this offense. They also announced an ongoing series of awareness campaigns aimed at addressing this concern.

Major General Saif Al Mazrouei, who leads the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, highlighted that their efforts have focused on educating approximately 79,000 employees from diverse companies across Dubai since the start of the year. The primary objective is to enhance awareness of road safety among residents and workers alike.

According to the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, the Pedestrian Safety Awareness Programs have educated more than 79,000 employees from a variety of companies and organisations throughout Dubai on road safety. 

What is Jaywalking?

Jaywalking is when pedestrians traverse or walk along a road in a manner that violates traffic regulations. This behaviour poses significant risks to both pedestrians and motorists and ranks among the leading factors contributing to accidents involving pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

Safety precautions for the public  to prevent accidents

  • Cross roads in locations where you have a clear view of oncoming vehicles, ensuring you are easily seen by drivers.
  • Use designated pedestrian crossings for safe road crossing.
  • Do not use a mobile phone while crossing the road.
  • Always ensure the road is free of traffic before proceeding to cross

Jaywalking is one of the prominent causes of run-over accidents. The goal of the authorities is to raise public awareness of and educate on traffic safety. These precautions should be observed when crossing roads and are a few easy steps to preventing accidents. 

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