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UAE Drivers Beware: Dh1,000 Fine for Overtaking from Hard Shoulder Caught on Camera

According to Article 42 of the UAE Federal Traffic Law, offenders will also accumulate six black points on their licence

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Published on April 27, 2024, 12:50:49

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A fine of Dh1,000 awaits drivers caught overtaking vehicles from the hard shoulder in the UAE, a dangerous maneuver and a serious traffic offense.

According to Article 42 of the UAE Federal Traffic Law, offenders will also accumulate six black points on their licence.

Despite repeated warnings issued by various UAE authorities, some motorists continue to disregard traffic regulations by recklessly overtaking, endangering both themselves and other road users.

A recent video released by the Abu Dhabi Police highlights this violation. The footage, captured by a traffic camera in the emirate, depicts an SUV using the hard shoulder to overtake vehicles in the left lane.

Other drivers are forced to brake to accommodate this maneuver, potentially leading to a hazardous situation if not for their vigilance.

Additionally, another 4WD is seen dangerously tailgating other vehicles while overtaking without maintaining a safe distance.

Authorities stress that the hard shoulder is reserved exclusively for emergency vehicles, enabling rapid access to accident scenes for timely assistance, treatment of the injured, and possibly saving lives.

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