Drivers urged to follow car decoration guidelines for National Day

Drivers urged to follow car decoration guidelines for National Day

Motorists have also been asked to refrain from impeding traffic flow on main and side roads, parking in spaces designated for buses and taxis, and leaving vehicles on main roads.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 25 Nov 2014, 6:38 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:34 PM

Abu Dhabi: With the 43rd National Day just round the corner, the Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police has urged motorists to observe the guidelines set for car decoration.

The section distributed awareness brochures to workers of a number of car decoration shops in Al Ain and Al Hili Industrial Areas, urging workers to make sure they decorate cars without covering the windshield or the driver’s window. They must also refrain from changing the vehicle’s colour and obscuring the licence plates.

Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department, affirmed that the police encourage people to enjoy the 43rd National Day celebrations, but in a civilised and lawful manner.

He stressed the need to refrain from impeding traffic flow on main and side roads, parking in spaces designated for buses and taxis, and leaving vehicles on main roads. He also called on the public to not use party sprays on drivers and passengers of vehicles.

Colonel Al Bloushi called on motorists to abide by traffic laws and the instructions of police officers to maintain their safety and that of others. This, he said, will ensure an accident-free National Day.

In the same context, the Traffic Institute Section organised traffic awareness programmes to acquaint people with the guidelines of National Day celebrations. The programmes were organised at Abu Samrah Park in Al Ain in collaboration with the Al Ain Municipality. The celebrations will be held under the slogan 'Abu Samrah Festival, Even More Beautiful'.

Lt-Colonel Abdullah Salem Al Mahri, chief of the institute, explained that participating in such societal events aims at maintaining communication with all community segments and increasing awareness about the guidelines for National Day celebrations. “As part of the festival, we also organise awareness competitions about the main causes of traffic accidents, in addition to workshops to teach children about traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.”

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