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Arab man gets jail for jumping Dubai tram signal

Marie Nammour /Dubai
mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 6, 2016 | Last updated on October 6, 2016 at 08.47 am
Arab man gets jail for jumping Dubai tram signal

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The Traffic Court ordered that the 43-year-old man's driving licence be suspended for three months, as of the issuance date of the ruling, after he was found faulty at driving recklessly.


An Arab man has been sentenced to one month in jail and ordered to pay Dh3,000 worth of a fine by the Dubai Traffic Court on the charges of jumping the red light and interrupting the Tram operational service. 

The Traffic Court ordered that the 43-year-old man's driving licence be suspended for three months, as of the issuance date of the ruling, after he was found faulty at driving recklessly.

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The motorist was found to have put road users' safety and life at risk by driving recklessly and inattentively to the road and jumping the red signal. He was found faulty at crashing into the Tram, which was on its right pace, disrupting its operational service and causing it material damage.

According to Advocate-General Salah Bu Farroucha Al Felasi, the Dubai Traffic Prosecution Chief, the crash accident dates back to the end of September. "The Traffic Prosecution began its probe together with the Roads and Transport Authority and Al Barsha police station," he said.

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The accident report was registered with the Traffic Prosecution. The CCTV footage was enclosed with the technical report with the case file. Prosecutors referred the faulty motorist to the Traffic Court to stand trial, as per the terms of the decree issued in 2014 regarding the regulation of the Tram operational services in Dubai and the Federal Penal Code of 1987 and its modifications till 2006. 

Advocate-General Al Felasi advised all motorists to be very attentive when driving near the Dubai Tram junctions. "The local legislation, which has been put into effect in Dubai, imposes stiff penalties, which could include a jail term, fines worth up to Dh 30,000, in addition to suspension of driving license for a year. The fine could be doubled if the violation is repeatedwithin one year," he pointed out.    

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, Lebanese community-related affairs and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, Marie worked as an in-house reporter, covering international affairs for the LBCI and the LBC Sat (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International), a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for Sagesse, a renowned law college in the heart of the Lebanese capital. Marie speaks fluently Arabic, French, English and Spanish. She is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and of the French literature.





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