6,263 speeding cases in Abu Dhabi in a week

ABU DHABI - The Traffic Police department in the capital has issued a record 9,220 tickets to drivers for various traffic offences in a week.

By S. Qamar Hasan

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Published: Wed 7 Jan 2004, 12:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:17 AM

Most of the offences involved speeding. Despite repeated warnings, 6,263 drivers were booked for speeding. A total of 310 tickets were issued for not fastening the seat belt and 201 drivers were fined for not keeping proper distance. Apart from this, 103 were booked for using mobile phones while driving, 12 were fined for driving without valid driving licence. Five drivers were booked for driving on expired registration, while 33 others were booked for jumping red light signals and eight for reckless driving. Besides this, 2,232 drivers were booked for various traffic offences.

The traffic police have also beefed up its mobile patrols and have installed cameras and radars at various roads to curb speeding. It has also increased checks to do away with wrong parking.

Last week, one person died and 33 others suffered injuries of various degrees in traffic accidents in the capital and its suburbs.

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