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New traffic law in UAE from July; up to Dh3,000 fine

New 'civil patrols' system in UAE to catch traffic violators.

The Ministry of Interior, MoI, has announced that it is increasing the fine concerning drivers that do not give way to emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars and official parade vehicles, as mentioned in the Federal Traffic Law, to Dh3,000.

Offending vehicles can also be seized for 30 days and drivers will be penalised six traffic points, it added.

The decision, which will come into force on 1st July 2019, aims to improve road and traffic safety, reduce the number of deaths resulting from traffic accidents, and achieve the indexes of the National Agenda, as per the UAE Government vision.


‏The fine for Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles will be Revised to AED3000 and 30 Days Confiscation of the Vehicle Starting July 1st 2019 ‏• Monitoring via smart systems and cameras installed on emergency vehicles. ‏The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the revision of the violation of Not Giving Way to Emergency, Ambulance, Police and Official Convoy Vehicles stipulated in the Federal Traffic Law to AED3000 and a one-month confiscation of the violating vehicle. ‏The MoI noted that the new resolution would come into force starting July 1st 2019. The resolution aims to promote safer roads environment, reach highest levels of traffic safety, monitor road safety, reduce the number of traffic accidents fatalities and achieve the UAE National Agenda objective in line with the UAE Government’s vision. ‫#افسح_الطريق‬⁩ ‏⁦‪#GiveWay‬⁩ ‏⁦‪@dubaipolicehq‬⁩ ⁦‪@adpolicehq‬⁩ ⁦‪@shjpolice‬⁩ ⁦‪@rakpoliceghq‬⁩ ⁦‪@ajmanpolice‬⁩ ⁦‪@uaq_police‬⁩ ⁦‪@fujpoliceghq‬⁩ ‏⁦‪@NAmbulanceUAE‬

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‎ ‎آپ کی زندگی اور دوسروں کی زندگی کی تحفظ اور ٹریفک کے قوانین پر زور کے لئے "ایمرجنسی، ایمبولینس، پولیس، سرکاری گاڑیوں کو راستے ترجیح دینے کی مخالفت" کے جرمانہ کو بدلہ کیا گیا ‎گاڑی بکنگ ‎30 دنوں ‎فائن ‎3,000 ہزار ‎متحدہ عرب امارات درہم 6 ‎ٹریفک پوائنٹس ‎1/7/2019 کے طور پر ‎⁩ ‏⁦‪#GiveWay‬⁩ ‏⁦‪@dubaipolicehq‬⁩ ⁦‪@adpolicehq‬⁩ ⁦‪@shjpolice‬⁩ ⁦‪@rakpoliceghq‬⁩ ⁦‪@ajmanpolice‬⁩ ⁦‪@uaq_police‬⁩ ⁦‪@fujpoliceghq‬⁩ ‎‏⁦‪@NAmbulanceUAE‬⁩ ‎‏‎‎‎#وزارة_الداخلية_الإمارات#أبوظبي#الإعلام_الأمني#الإمارات ‏#MOI#MOIUAE#AbuDhabi#UAE#security_media

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The Ministry has highlighted its keenness to ensure the safety and security of roads and undertake the necessary procedures while urging road users to be active partners in its related efforts.

It also recently announced that it will conduct civil patrols to monitor violations against emergency and official vehicles, through its smart systems, road-mounted cameras and patrol vehicles, to ensure the safety of the general public and enable them to reach their desired locations as quickly as possible.

The Ministry of Interior has stressed that road users must listen to emergency sirens and identify the lights of emergency vehicles, and everyone must take their responsibility and ensure safety by giving priority to these vehicles.

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