An important statement from Abu Dhabi Police to all vehicle drivers
The Abu Dhabi Police have issued a statement urging drivers to actively participate in promoting road safety and preventing accidents. Specifically, they emphasize the importance of refraining from engaging in disruptive behaviors such as tailgating vehicles in the overtaking lane, using high beams and horns excessively. These actions have been identified as causing significant confusion among drivers, diverting attention from the road, and ultimately resulting in severe traffic accidents. The failure to acknowledge the presence of other road users and the failure to maintain an adequate safety distance.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate in the Central Operations Sector has issued a notification advising drivers to adhere to the right lane while driving at reduced speeds, emphasizing the importance of this practice for the safety of all road users. It has been clarified that failure to yield to vehicles with priority approaching from behind or from the left (overtaking lane) will result in a fine of 400 dirhams.
The author highlighted that the failure to maintain a sufficient distance between vehicles, sometimes referred to as "not leaving a safe distance between vehicles," is a significant contributing factor to the occurrence of traffic accidents on roadways. The individual provided an explanation that the act of causing the accident as a result of failing to maintain an adequate safety distance is governed by the provisions outlined in Law No. (5)of 2020, which pertains to the impoundment of automobiles within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Police have officially verified that the left lane of the road is designated for overtaking, emergency vehicles, and civilian cars in urgent situations. They emphasize that the contemporary driving practice entails consistently occupying the middle and right lanes, reserving the left lane solely for the purpose of overtaking other vehicles.
Motorists engaged with video footage disseminated by the Abu Dhabi Police, showcasing authentic road accidents resulting from various traffic infractions such as failure to maintain a safe following distance, tailgating, and other related transgressions.