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Over 300 pedestrians were run over in Abu Dhabi – News

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Failure to give way to pedestrians is a violation punishable by a Dh500 fine and six black points.

More than 300 pedestrians were run over on Abu Dhabi roads last year because drivers failed to slow down at crossings, police said.

The Abu Dhabi Police said as many as 15,588 drivers were fined over this offence from January this year until the end of June.

“Drivers should always stop at pedestrian crossings. They also need to be tolerant and safely give way to pedestrians at uncontrolled crossings and school zones,” the authorities said.

Failure to give way to pedestrians is a violation punishable by a Dh500 fine and six black points, according to the federal traffic law.

A stiff Dh5,000 fine, along with impoundment, shall also be imposed on a driver who causes an accident because of this violation, based on the new impounding rules that were recently rolled out by the Abu Dhabi Police.

Jaywalking, on the other hand, is another offence that comes with a fine of Dh400.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country’s parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.







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