ABU DHABI / WAM
Statistics released by the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate show that more than 100,000 dangerous offence tickets were issued during the first quarter of 2016 to motorists in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Brigadier Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaiaili, Acting Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said, “Exceeding maximum speed limits by more than 60 km per hour was one of the most frequently issued dangerous offence tickets during the period, accounting for 14% of total offences; using mobile phones (up to 10%); failure to fasten seat belts (up to 18%); the use of faulty worn-out tires (up to 8%)”.
He also noted that the statistics included 78 violations for racing on the streets, 3,616 violations for overtaking on the hard shoulder of the road, and 1,495 violations for sudden swerving.
Brigadier Al Khaiaili highlighted the directorate’s commitment to pursuing its efforts aimed at reducing offences that result in serious traffic accidents, as part of the efforts to make the emirate’s roads safer, and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries.