Ras Al Khaimah cameras to catch lane violations, cops warn of Dh400 fine

Staff Reporter /Ras Al Khaimah Filed on October 31, 2020 | Last updated on October 31, 2020 at 03.22 pm

Lack of lane change discipline is a leading cause of road accidents in the UAE.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police have activated their surveillance cameras to detect lane violations. A Dh400 fine is issued for changing lanes suddenly or without indicating.

Brigadier Ahmad Al Sam Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department, RAK Police, said: “Failing to observe the lane rule has been blamed for many dangerous accidents, particularly at traffic lights and junctions.”

Urging motorists to drive their vehicles in designated lanes and refrain from lane changing at intersections, Brigadier Al Naqbi stressed that all the road signs clearly indicate whether turning right or left is allowed.

The officer stressed that surveillance cameras detect traffic violations like jumping red lights, crossing intersections at a high speed and “now, lane change violations”.

Lack of lane change discipline is a leading cause of road accidents in the UAE. According to official data, in 2018, it led to crashes that killed 59 people and injured 495.

Six stunt drivers nabbed

Brigadier Mohammed Saaed Al Humaidi, director general of central operations, said as part of a month-long campaign to “curb such risky practices”, they nabbed six “reckless” drivers for performing road stunts.

“The six drivers were stopped at late hours in the last few days,” said Brigadier Al Humaidi.

Staff Reporter

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