Speeding led to 105 fatal accidents in Sharjah

Speeding led to 105 fatal accidents in Sharjah
King Faisal road in Sharjah

Sharjah - Those who overtake from the right side will be fined Dh200 and get four black points.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 7 Mar 2016, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Tue 8 Mar 2016, 1:00 AM

Speeding and changing lanes abruptly at high speed has caused 105 fatal accidents on streets and highways, according to the Sharjah Police. 
Police officers and radars recorded 5,852 violations for sudden turns or changing lanes at high speeds, which often led to vehicles flipping over a multiple times and causing fatal accidents. 
Major Abdulrahman Al Shawaf, Director of Traffic Awareness, said that because of the increasing number of accidents related to sudden lane changing or turning abruptly while speeding, the police launched an intensified campaign to educate motorists about the dangers of such reckless driving. Sudden changing of lanes by motorists is a serious violations under articles 19, 20, 115 and 116 of the Federal Traffic Law of the UAE. 
Al Shawaf explained that sudden diversions confuse other motorists who fail to take quick action to avoid accidents. Motorists must avoid overtaking cars from the right side and also should not overtake on narrow / one-way streets. 
Those found overtaking dangerously will have to pay a fine of Dh200 and will receive three black points, while those who overtake from the right side will be fined Dh200 and get four black points. Those caught overtaking cars on unauthorised streets must pay Dh600 and get six black points, as is the case with the drivers of heavy vehicles that fail to obey lane rules. 
He urged motorists to follow the law for their own safety and that of others. 
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