The new road cameras – designed with smart systems and radars – will be operational starting on the 15th of January.
Drivers caught not leaving a safe distance between them and the car in front will automatically receive a text message informing them of AED 400 fine with corresponding four black points.
An awareness campaign has been launched in five languages through social media and video on Twitter to educate more motorists on the dangers of tailgating.
The recommended safety distance between vehicles is 56 metres at 100km/h under normal and weather conditions.
Unfortunately, tailgating is one of the leading causes of road accidents in the UAE.
A study published last year reveals that almost one in two drivers (49 per cent) admitted to tailgating especially when running late. The bad habit covers all age groups including the young demographics ranging from 18 to 24 year-olds.
Also read our article on how the Abu Dhabi Police ( ADP ) had created a new law and asked the public to abide with the rules and regulations and maintain Abu Dhabi’s pristine image and clean environment. Click here