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UAE Police Track Down Rash Driving with Smart Systems

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Staff Writer, TLR

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


UAE, Traffic, Dubai Traffic Rules

Rash drivers who caused major accidents were recently arrested in Abu Dhabi after smart systems detected serious traffic violations. Authorities have reiterated that smart systems are monitoring motorists' behaviour and those who endanger other road users are easily identified.

Last week, an irresponsible driver was apprehended and found to have committed four serious traffic violations in under a minute. Among other things, he hit a vehicle while overtaking on the pavement of the road.

Last year, the Abu Dhabi Police announced the deployment of smart patrols to apprehend violators of traffic rules. These smart patrols are outfitted with modernistic systems that can identify drivers who are not wearing seatbelts, using their phones while driving, and exceeding speed limits, among other things. Violators are then notified via SMS.

The police recently shared a video of a speeding driver who ran over a pedestrian to educate people on the consequences of negligent driving. The Traffic and Patrols Directorate urged motorists to give pedestrians the right of way.

Failure to comply results in a Dh500 fine and six black points. In addition, according to new traffic fines and impounding rules, causing an accident as a result of this offence is punishable by a Dh5,000 fine. Pedestrians were also reminded to only cross in zebra crossing. Jaywalkers will be fined Dh400.