UAE Police: A Dh1,000 fine for an unjustified stop on the road
When there are small incidents, drivers are advised to transfer their cars to a safer location.
Abu Dhabi: Drivers are cautioned by Abu Dhabi Police not to pull over in the middle of the road unless there is a legitimate reason to do so. Failure to do so may result in a Dh 1000 fine and six black points.
Drivers who have minor traffic incidents, vehicle breakdowns, or tire blowouts should carefully pull their cars off the road to the closest safe spot, according to the Traffic and Patrols Directorate. To ensure smooth traffic flow and prevent roadblocks, drivers are recommended to contact the Abu Dhabi Police Command and Control Center for assistance in such cases.
Road safety is a strategic priority for Abu Dhabi Police, according to Brigadier Saif Al Zaabi, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate. He also noted that repositioning cars after small collisions has little bearing on who is at fault. He mentioned that the Abu Dhabi Police use exacting processes to evaluate accidents and assign blame.
Additionally, Brigadier Al Zaabi emphasized the dangers of leaving cars in lanes after small collisions or while changing tires. Such behaviors not only raise the possibility of additional collisions but also provide serious safety risks for drivers.
He pointed out that the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols has started initiatives to improve traffic culture and awareness through field workshops, awareness bulletins, and campaigns run by the Abu Dhabi Police Security Media Department and shared on social media.
According to Brigadier Al Zaabi, stopping a car in the middle of the road without a good reason is against the law and is punished by a Dh 1000 fine as well as six black points.