Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to pay attention and focus while driving or when waiting to cross the traffic light and to avoid using the phone to browse the Internet and social networking sites in order to avoid deviating the vehicle or bypassing the red light.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police stated that 2,850 drivers were violating the red light in 2021 and warned drivers of the severe danger and dire consequences of crossing the red light due to lack of attention and distraction from the road, stressing that cutting the red light means a disaster for road users or the occurrence of a serious accident. At least, where the violation of crossing the red light is classified as a dangerous violation. Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Follow-up and Control Center, broadcast a video of a driver who crossed the red light due to lack of focus and preoccupation with other than the road while waiting to cross the signal, which caused a traffic accident.
She stated that Law No. 5/ of 2020 regarding impounding vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi clarified that the violation of a vehicle for passing a red light is 1,000 dirhams, 12 traffic points, and impounding the vehicle for 30 days, and the financial value of unlocking the vehicle is 50,000 dirhams, in addition to withdrawing the driver's license for the violating driver for a period of 6 months, provided that the vehicle is impounded until the financial value is paid to release the seizure and for a maximum period of three months.
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