Watch: 4WD nearly flips over in shocking UAE accident after distracted driver rams into barrier

Reckless driving is a serious traffic offence punishable by a hefty Dh800 fine and 4 traffic points


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Screengrabs: Abu Dhabi Police video
Screengrabs: Abu Dhabi Police video

Published: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12:17 AM

A major traffic accident was caught on the Abu Dhabi Police's road cameras, caused by a distracted driver who drove way too fast and didn't leave a sufficient safe distance from the car ahead of him.

In the 31-second clip that the police shared on Tuesday, a four-wheel drive is seen speeding through the left most lane of the road, not minding that there was not enough distance between him and the other car.

Unable to avoid a collision, the four-wheel drive hit the vehicle in front. The collision was strong enough that the driver lost control, causing his vehicle to smash into a road barrier and nearly flip over.

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The front part of the car is wrecked after ramming into a road barrier.

Watch the video below:

Motorists were reminded not to get distracted and to maintain focus while driving, ensuring full concentration to be alert on minding safe distance from other cars. Neglecting attention in such situations could lead to traffic accidents, often resulting in fatalities and severe injuries.

Authorities stated that the fine for distracted, reckless driving is Dh800 and 4 traffic points.

Majority of road accidents in the UAE are caused by traffic violations — with deaths up by 3 per cent due to motorists' 'misbehaviour', according to a recent report.

The recently uploaded ‘open data’ on road safety statistics for 2023 by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) showed that there were 352 road fatalities across the country in 2023.


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