Drive in Ajman to promote pedestrian safety

Traffic policemen were deployed on various roads of the emirate to distribute booklets in different languages to educate drivers and pedestrians about traffic safety rules.



By Afkar Abdullah/principal Correspondent

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 11:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:17 PM

Ajman — In order to reduce the number of run-over accidents in Ajman, the emirate’s police have launched a ‘safe crossing for pedestrians’ campaign.

Abdullah Al Shamsi, acting Director of Traffic at Al Madina police station, said traffic policemen were deployed on various roads of the emirate to distribute booklets in different languages to educate drivers and pedestrians about traffic safety rules and the applicable fines for violations.

“The campaign is aimed at spreading traffic safety culture among the public to minimise run-over accidents,” Al Shamsi said.

The booklets urged pedestrians to cross roads only from designated areas.

The month-long campaign will educate motorists about the importance of giving priority to pedestrians to cross roads, and to reduce speed in areas frequented by pedestrians, especially along internal roads in residential areas.

The police officer pointed out that jaywalkers can be fined Dh200, according to article 147 of the federal traffic law. -afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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