New radars in UAE from January 15, pay Dh400 fine for this offence
Published on January 15, 2020 at 01.01
Tailgaters on Abu Dhabi roads will be caught by a new smart system and fixed radars from today, traffic authorities have said in a statement announced earlier this month.
By Ismail Sebugwaawo
The Abu Dhabi Police said that it will begin the automated control of motorists who fail to leave sufficient distance between vehicles with effect from January 15, 2020.
The force warned that violators will be detected through the smart system and radars fixed on various roads.
Brigadier Mohammed Dhahi Al Humairi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Central Operations Sector of Abu Dhabi Police said police will implement an awareness and traffic control campaign, including sending text messages to tailgaters, reminding them of the importance of committing to leaving enough distance between vehicles.
Through the text messages, the police will also warn tailgating drivers that fines will be slapped on them in case they repeat the violations.
The awareness campaign will also include sending messages to a large segment of drivers in five languages, through the mainstream media and social media accounts of Abu Dhabi Police, educating them about the dire consequences of failure to comply with traffic laws and regulations, especially the effects of not leaving sufficient safety distance between vehicles, said Al Humairi.
The campaign is intended to reduce the negative behaviors committed by some drivers who are tailgating others and confusing them through forcing them to get off their path, which is a very dangerous act which causes serious traffic accidents.
According to police, they will apply section 52 of the traffic control rules and procedures No. 178 for 2017 to drivers who donít leave sufficient distance between vehicles in front of them.
The penalty for tailgating is a fine of Dh400 and four black points.