85 motorists lose driving licence

ABU DHABI — Driving licences of 85 motorists have been revoked after they accumulated 24 black points each since the introduction of the new federal traffic law on March 1 this year, a senior police officer has revealed.

By Adel Arafah (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 9:10 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:52 PM

Colonel Hamad Adeel Al Shamsi, Director of Traffic and Patrols, Abu Dhabi Police, told Khaleej Times that 139,682 traffic offences were registered in the emirate over the period. “Traffic violations have seen a marked reduction of 77 per cent thanks to the enforcement of the revised traffic rules and black points system,”he noted.

Accordingly, motorists have become more committed to traffic rules and safe driving, adding that 239 rash drivers were caught by traffic inspectors from December 1 last year to February 29 this year.

But after the new rules took effect, only five reckless drivers were issued tickets from early March to mid-April.

He said excessive speed offences detected by radars were the most common violations in the emirate, registering about 17,000 from January 1 to April 15. Parking in prohibited areas came second at 12,785.”

Offences related to obstructing traffic movement stood at 9,378, violation of seat belt rule at 7,895, and parking of vehicles on pavement at 4,165.

There were also 3,247 violations registered for parking in front of water hydrants, and places reserved for people with special needs or ambulances.

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