UAE Authorities Warn Residents Against Rubbernecking Accident Sites!

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Those who’ve faced an accident in their used car Abu Dhabi know that the accident is mind-wrecking in itself and people gathering around to stare makes it even worse. Authorities in the UAE have issued a strict warning to civilians gathering around to gaze at accident sites. CarSwitch.com digs into the details

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has cautioned citizens against gawking in case of an emergency. Using mobile phones with the intent of capturing photos or video of the incident is also not allowed as it can be further traumatizing to the sufferers.

Crowding accidents sites can delay the emergency services from reaching the accident scene. This can lead to further harm to the victim and increase the chances of fatalities. People who obstruct the road and delay the emergency vehicles will be liable to pay AED 3,000.

It is also important to note that as per the UAE’s CyberCrime Law No 5 of 2012, Article no. 21, it is forbidden to use any electronic device that breaches anyone’s privacy. Hence, the use of mobile cameras to record or capture such incidents can lead to a fine of AED 150,000 to AED 500,000 along with six months of jail time. 

Also, giving space to emergency vehicles is equally important for used car Dubai owners. Those motorists who don’t give way to ambulances will also be penalized. These drivers will face a fine of AED 3,000, 6 black points and their vehicle will be impounding of 30 days.

Abu Dhabi Police was searching for residents who recorded a dreadful accident last year and posted it on social media. In the video, a reckless driver rammed into an Arab national who was standing on the median strip. 

The MoI emphasized the importance of being aware of your surroundings and being attentive towards any lights or sirens. After all, it’s not just the job of the authorities to provide safety but citizens should also play a meaningful role. 

So, whenever you’re travelling in your used car Abu Dhabi and see an accident, let the concerned authorities handle it without any hindrance. Also, always drive safely and choose a safe ride for everyday commuting. Looking for a reliable ride? You might be able to find just the right one on CarSwitch.com!