Tougher traffic laws, fines may be issued in next two years

Al Niyadi said the most important proposals in the expected new traffic law includes stricter penalties on a number of traffic offences, in addition to raising the fine amount and black points for some violations.

By Mustafa Al Zarooni, City Editor

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Published: Sat 30 May 2015, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 11:42 PM

Abu Dhabi — The Abu Dhabi Traffic Prosecution said a decision to amend the federal traffic law, which would toughen traffic penalties and raise the amount of fines, may be issued within the next two years.

Rashid Rashid Al Niyadi, Director of the Traffic Prosecution of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), addressing the 20th media forum organised by the ADJD on Wednesday, themed “Traffic Crimes ... Reality and Indicators”, said a panel has been formed to mull over the federal traffic law and make some amendments on it.

He said the next period shall witness extensive meetings to study the executive bylaw of the federal traffic law, and discuss its provisions.

It will then do the required amendments based on the suggestion, which will be passed by directors of general departments of traffic, and the competent bodies, in an initial step to draft the amendments of a new traffic bill.

Al Niyadi said the most important proposals in the expected new traffic law includes stricter penalties on a number of traffic offences, in addition to raising the fine amount and black points for some violations.

Al Niyadi hailed the decision taken by the country’s leaders regarding the compulsory national military service. He said we have sensed its effect in helping slow down the rate of crimes committed by people in the age group of 18-30, as compared to other age groups, by almost 42% in the first quarter of this year.

malzarooni@khaleejtimes.com



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