100,000 offence tickets issued by Abu Dhabi police

Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate issued more than 100,000 ‘dangerous offence’ tickets to motorists during the first quarter of 2016.

Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaiaili, acting deputy director of the directorate, said: “Exceeding maximum speed limits by more than 60 km per hour was one of the most frequently issued ‘dangerous offence’ tickets during the period, accounting for 14 percent of total offences, using mobile phones (up to 10 percent); failure to fasten seat belts (up to 18 percent); and the use of faulty worn-out tires (up to 8 percent).”

He also noted that the statistics included 78 tickets for racing on the streets, 3,616 for overtaking on the hard shoulder of the road, and 1,495 for sudden swerving.

Al Khaiaili highlighted the directorate’s commitment to pursuing its efforts aimed at reducing offences that result in serious traffic accidents, as part of the efforts to make the emirate’s roads safer, and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries.


  1. Mr. Jay, local or expat, one’s car is due for registration renewal every year and whether one likes it or not, ALL fines need to be settled prior to it. The rule is uniform all over the Gulf states.

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