1,042 traffic offences during championship

ABU DHABI — An Iraqi motorist, Yassir Muhand, was killed in a road accident and around 1,042 traffic offences were booked during the Gulf Cup championship, an Abu Dhabi Police officer has said.

By Atef Hanafi

Published: Wed 31 Jan 2007, 10:04 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:58 PM

“Abouut 39 motorists were caught jumping red signal, 961 were booked for obstructing vehicular movement and 42 for misuse of parking facilities,” said Major Jamal Al Ameri, Chairman of the Information and Public Relations Department, Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols.

“Traffic patrols have been deployed on roads to organise traffic movement for motorists coming through the Seih Shuaib-Al Ain and other highways,” he said, appealing to UAE fans to abide by traffic rules. “Intersections in the capital are being closely monitored,” he said.

According to him, several parking spaces have been allocated near Zayed Sports City, Sharia Judiciary, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company and Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre.

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