Why Abu Dhabi Police is Imposing 1,000 AED Fines on Drivers!

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Abu Dhabi police are clamping down on used car drivers as well as bus drivers who are putting the lives of school children at risk. Motorists are strongly advised to follow all the traffic rules of road safety since one small error can jeopardize a pupil’s life. CarSwtich.com obtained the following information about the new and imposed rule.

This week, Abu Dhabi police announced that it imposed fines against 3,664 motorists in the academic year 2018-2019 alone for not stopping at the “STOP” sign on school buses. Consequently, 126 school bus drivers have incurred a fine for violating the stop sign rule. 

According to the traffic laws of the UAE, a fine of AED 1,000 and 10 black points will be issued to motorists who don’t draw to a stand when they encounter a stop sign on the school buses. The law also mentions that a fine of AED 500 and 6 black points will be slapped on the bus drivers if they don’t open the stop sign.

In order to assure the safety of students, motorists are required to come to a halt when they see a school bus within a distance of not less than 5 metres. 

The police campaign on safeguarding the students’ is going to be held continuously throughout the academic year. 

During the school year, police also tightened traffic movement by deploying police patrols in residential and school districts, who kept a close eye on errant motorists who try to get away by passing the stop sign of school buses,” Abu Dhabi Police stated.

The Police urge the motorists to keep the safety of the students their top priority and to come to a complete halt when they see the signboard opened up beside the school bus.

In the essence of keeping the vulnerable safer, Abu Dhabi police have also issued a warning for the motorists who don’t leave room for emergency vehicles. The police uploaded a video on twitter calling on the motorists to not drive on the hard shoulder calling it a traffic violation.

The police deemed not giving way to emergency vehicles and ambulances as uncivilised behaviour that could put the lives of the victims at risk.

Come July, 1st, the penalty for driving on the hard shoulder will be AED 3,000 fine, six black points and impoundment of the vehicle for 30-days. 

Abu Dhabi police are clamping down on used car drivers as well as bus drivers who are putting the lives of school children at risk. Motorists are strongly advised to follow all traffic rules since one small error can jeopardize a pupil’s life. 

This week, Abu Dhabi police announced that it imposed fines against 3,664 motorists in the academic year 2018-2019 alone for not stopping at the “STOP” sign on school buses. In addition, 126 school bus drivers have incurred a fine for violating the stop sign rule. 

According to the traffic laws of the UAE, a fine of AED 1,000 and 10 black points will be issued to motorists who don’t stop when they encounter a stop sign on a school bus. The law also mentions that a fine of AED 500 and 6 black points will be slapped on the bus drivers if they don’t open the stop sign.

In order to ensure the safety of students, motorists are required to come to a halt when they see a school bus within a distance of not less than 5 metres. 

The police campaign to safeguard students is going to continue throughout the academic year. 

During the school year, police also tightened traffic movement by deploying police patrols in residential and school districts, who kept a close eye on errant motorists who try to get away by passing the stop sign of school buses,” Abu Dhabi Police stated.

Abu Dhabi Police has urged motorists to make the safety of students their top priority and to come to a complete halt when they see an open signboard beside a school bus.

Abu Dhabi Police has also issued a warning for motorists who don’t leave room for emergency vehicles. The police uploaded a video on twitter asking motorists to not drive on the hard shoulder and called it a traffic violation.

Come July 1, 2019, the penalty for driving on the hard shoulder will be a fine of AED 3,000, six black points and impoundment of the vehicle for 30 days. 

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