Municipality of Abu Dhabi City educates on Yellow Box

ABU DHABI - In cooperation with the Directorate of Patrols and Traffic at Abu Dhabi Police, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City held a traffic awareness lecture targeting its employees focusing on the risks of entering the area lined in yellow, known as the “Yellow Box,” at traffic signals during traffic congestion.

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Published: Wed 26 Dec 2012, 5:17 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:30 PM

The lecture epitomizes the Municipality’s vision of ensuring a superior quality of living and sustainable environment for the residents of Abu Dhabi city.

Adjutant Salem Nahdi, briefed on the Yellow Box and the importance of avoiding stopping inside it, as such practice poses a major threat resulting in accidents, traffic congestion and disruption.

“The incidents of jumping the red signal in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi this year have reached 3892 resulting in 469 injuries of different types and 12 fatalities, while the Yellow Box offences have touched 850,” said Al Nahdi.

He called upon all community segments to prop up the efforts of reducing traffic light accidents and adhering to the Yellow Box rules to ease the traffic flow and vehicular congestion. “Stopping inside the Yellow Box is an offence punishable by AED 500 recorded in the motorist’s presence or absence,” he added.

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