Dh400 fine for changing lanes without signal in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Nearly 11,000 drivers were given a fine of Dh400 from the period of July 1 to December 2017 for breaking the rule.
The Abu Dhabi Police have posted several reminders about traffic rules, traffic safety and traffic law amendments on their social media platforms, one of them being a reminder to use signals while changing lanes.
"A fine of Dh400 for drivers who fail to use signal lights while changing the vehicle direction or making turns", the police said on its official Twitter handle.
The Abu Dhabi Police earlier said that 10,766 drivers were given a fine of Dh400 from the period of July 1 to December 2017 for breaking the rule.
The Abu Dhabi Police continue to raise awareness through their social media platforms, which aim to target all segments of the society, as well as awareness programmes and initiatives in schools, universities and other educational institutions.
In July last year, the UAE's federal traffic law was amended, implementing new fines and regulations across the country.
The law includes various amendments, including: a fine of Dh800 and four black points for drivers texting or using their mobile phone while driving, a fine of Dh1,500 for having window tints above 50 per cent, and a fine of Dh3000 and 23 black points as well as 60 days of vehicle impoundment if drivers exceed the speed limit by more than 80 kilometers an hour.
Driving under the influence of alcohol will lead to a Dh20,000 fine and/or a jail term, which will be decided by court, as well as 23 black points and 60 days vehicle impoundment. Expired tyres can also land drivers a fine of Dh500 and four black points, as well as seven day vehicle impoundment.
There is also a Dh500 fine, four black points and seven day vehicle impounding for failing to drive with a valid insurance and registration. Motorists will also be fined for Dh1,000, 12 black points and vehicle impounding for a month for ignoring traffic lights.
The law also stipulates that all people in a car must wear a seatbelt and failing to do so will result in a Dh400 fine and four black points. There is also a fine of Dh3000 and 24 black points for driving passengers commercially without permission, and a fine of Dh1000 and six black points for crowding during accidents.
Children under four years of age must also be seated in their appropriate car seat and the drivers allowing children that are 10 and under to sit in the passenger seat will receive a fine of Dh400.
Abu Dhabi Police continue to remind the public about these and more traffic amendments through their social media platforms, awareness programmes and safety initiatives.