Young and dangerous on the road

Young men aged between 18-30 years were behind 53 per cent of the road accidents witnessed in Al Ain city last year.

The staggering figure was announced by Head of Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section of the General Directorate of Traffic and Patrols of Abu Dhabi Police Major Salah Abdullah Al Hemeiri.

Maj. Al Hemeiri emphasised the fact that motorists, especially young drivers, should abide by traffic rules and the set speed limits in order to drastically reduce this number.

He called upon drivers to refrain from speeding and racing on roads, urged them not to jump red lights and not to use mobile phones while at the wheel.

Maj. Al Hemeiri made it clear that disobedient drivers will face tough penalties.

Meanwhile, Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section impounded a total of 489 motor vehicles in February for committing serious traffic violations as well as seizing 90 drivers’ licences from errant motorists.

The impoundment of vehicles and seizure of driving licences were part of a campaign to catch motorists who do not stick to traffic rules.

More patrol cars will be deployed on internal and peripheral roads in Al Ain coinciding with the advent of the spring season in a bid to catch traffic law offenders, he noted.

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