Dubai: Minimum Dh20,000 fine, jail time for hit-and-run cases involving injured

The authority has issued guidelines regarding what drivers should do if found in such a situation

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Published: Sat 13 Jan 2024, 6:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 14 Jan 2024, 5:25 PM

If you find yourself in a situation where you've caused an accident or been involved in one with injured individuals, be cautious; do not flee the accident scene. Hit and run or leaving the scene of a traffic accident, especially one resulting in injuries, is considered a grave offence with fines and/or imprisonment in Dubai.

On Saturday (Jan 13), the Dubai Public Prosecution reminded drivers of the penalties for a hit-and-run accident. If convicted, the motorist would be penalised with imprisonment and/or a fine of a minimum of Dh20,000, depending upon the gravity of the accident.

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Drivers are required by law to provide necessary assistance to anyone injured in an accident. Call the police and report the accident. In case there is no policeman at the time to attend the mishap, drivers must report the accident to the nearest police station within six hours. Any delay beyond that must be due to a reasonable excuse.

Motorists are urged to follow all traffic rules and regulations related to driving on the road to ensure everyone's safety.

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