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Running red light can be fatal, Dubai Police warn

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Filed on November 18, 2019
UAE, jumping the red light, Dubai police

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Dh1,000 and 12 black points for jumping a red light and the vehicle is impounded for 30 days.

Thousands of motorists have been fined this year in UAE for jumping the red light signal, according to statistics from the police.

In an advisory posted on their official social media pages, Dubai Police warn motorists that red-light jumping can lead to fatal accidents.

Police investigations suggested that most drivers were jumping red light signal because of driving at excessive speed so they can cross before it turns red, recklessness and inattentiveness while behind the wheels.

According to traffic officials, jumping the red signal always lead to collisions with vehicles coming from other directions, often opposite or perpendicular.

The police warned that motorists will be fined Dh1,000 and get 12 black points for jumping a red light and the vehicle is impounded for 30 days. The fine for heavy vehicles for the same violation is Dh3,000 with their licence suspended for one year.

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