Abu Dhabi Police highlights the dangers of distracted driving


Abu Dhabi Police
Shocking crash footage released by Abu Dhabi Police

The Abu Dhabi Police have warned motorist and also released a dramatic crash-footage. The force has shared a video on social media showcasing a series of accidents, including a motorist smashing into a vehicle at high speed which was coming to a stop due to a heavy traffic ahead.

The police traffic division said the main causes of losing focus on the road included

  • Mobile phone usage
  • Talking to passengers
  • Taking photos
  • Carrying out personal grooming such as applying make-up.

Motorists failing to pay attention to the road can be fined up to Dh800 and have four traffic points placed on their license.

Abu Dhabi Police regularly post footage on social media of motorists causing accidents by flouting traffic regulations in a bid to raise awareness of the serious consequences of reckless driving.

In May, the force released video of a multi-car collision caused by distracted driving and stopping in the middle of the road.

The CCTV footage, released on the force’s social media channels on Friday, shows a 4×4 slowing to a halt on a busy motorway in Abu Dhabi after suffering a mechanical fault.

A car travelling behind swerves at the last minute, barely avoiding the 4×4, but a van fails to spot the stationary vehicle and hits it at speed.

 


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