Over 3,000 jaywalkers penalised during drive

ABU DHABI — As many as 3,074 pedestrians were fined for crossing the roads from undesignated points during the pedestrian safety campaign run by the Abu Dhabi Traffic Police from January 20 to January 26, a senior police officer said yesterday.

By Adel Arafah (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 29 Jan 2008, 8:58 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:58 PM

Colonel Hamad Al Shamsi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department, Abu Dhabi Police, said traffic observers would continue to keep an eye on jaywalkers to ensure maximum safety of all road users.

“The traffic police are distributing a questionnaire to elicit public opinion about services offered to pedestrians like tunnels, zebra lines and underpasses,” he added.

“The nine-question poll will be in Arabic and English and will help us in understanding the behaviour and needs of road users,” he said.

The feedback would be carefully studied.

He appreciated the media’s positive contribution during the week-long campaign.

He appealed to all people to help the police maintain safety of pedestrians as well as other road users by raising public awareness.

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