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Dh500 fine, 4 black points: UAE police launch new safety campaign

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 14, 2021 | Last updated on January 14, 2021 at 09.18 am
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The police urged motorists to check their vehicle tyres regularly to avoid driving on damaged and expired ones to prevent crashes.

Bad and worn-out tires pose a great danger to the safety of drivers and other road users, traffic authorities in Abu Dhabi have warned.

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In a new campaign on Twitter, the Abu Dhabi Police in cooperation with Saeed Company urged motorists to check their vehicle tyres regularly to avoid driving on damaged and expired ones to prevent crashes.

Motorists caught driving with damaged or worn-out tyres face a Dh500 fine, along with four black points and the vehicles are impounded for one week.

The police advised drivers to use quality tyres that conform to specifications and to ensure that they are always in good condition.

"Motorists should check the condition of tyres, before embarking on long journeys or driving on highways," the force said in a statement issued last year.

Police reports also showed that tyres unfit for use are the prime cause of car overturning.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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