Increased Fine for Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles in Abu Dhabi!

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Drivers of new and used cars in Abu Dhabi, be warned! The Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently announced that motorists who block or don’t give way to emergency vehicles such as ambulances, official parade cars and police vehicles will be liable to pay a fine of AED 3,000. CarSwitch.com talks about it in detail.

Previously, the fine was AED 1,000 along with six black points. From July 1st, the fine will increase to AED 3,000 along with six black points under the Federal Traffic Law. Moreover, the car will also be impounded for a month.

Abu Dhabi Police had previously warned drivers that they should not drive on the hard-shoulder of the lanes or their vehicle will be seized in Abu Dhabi. At that time, the increase in fine for this offence went up from AED 600 to AED 1,000 as well.

The aim of this increase in fine is to improve response times of emergency vehicles in order to reduce deaths from motor accidents and improve road safety. Also, it is a step forward to attain the National Agenda objective in accordance with the vision of UAE’s Government.

Abu Dhabi Police had previously warned drivers that they should not drive on the hard-shoulder of lanes or their vehicle will be seized in Abu Dhabi. At that time, the increase in fine for this offence went up from AED 600 to AED 1,000.

The aim of this increase in fine is to improve response times of emergency vehicles in order to reduce deaths from motor accidents and improve road safety. Also, it is a step to attain the National Agenda objective in accordance with the vision of the UAE Government.

Blocking an emergency vehicle is never a good idea and the Ministry has urged residents to play their part in ensuring road safety. Also, following an emergency vehicle just to cut through traffic will also land you in trouble.

The Ministry of Interior is also deploying a “civil patrols” system to keep an eye on motorists who are not following this rule. It will consist of cameras, smart systems as well as patrol vehicles.

It is important that drivers of new and used cars in Dubai stay aware of the current traffic laws as well as follow them. Failure to adhere to traffic laws in the UAE can lead to fines, black points and confiscation of the vehicle. Not just that, it can endanger your life as well as the lives of others. So, before you buy your first car from CarSwitch.com, make sure you are aware of traffic laws in the UAE.