UAE police set a fine of 500 to 1,000 dirhams for drivers due to a stop sign
The UAE police have set a fine of 500 to 1,000 dirhams for drivers due to stop sign violations. The police have re-alert drivers after a recent increase in complaints about school buses disrupting the road by not turning on the “stop” sign, as well as drivers who do not commit to stopping when a stop sign is opened.
Drivers in the United Arab Emirates are subject to a fine ranging from 500 to 1,000 dirhams if they disobey a stop sign.
The police in the UAE have decided that drivers who disobey stop signs will be subject to a punishment ranging from 500 to 1,000 dirhams. The police have issued a fresh warning to drivers after receiving an uptick in the number of complaints regarding drivers who do not stop when a stop sign is activated and school buses that cause disruptions on the road by failing to switch on their "stop" signs.
Police instructions in the UAE for drivers regarding stop sign violations
Instructions given to drivers in the UAE by the police on the breaking of stop signs, When the "Stop" lever is pulled, drivers are required to come to a full stop, as instructed by the Ras Al Khaimah Police. In this scenario, drivers have stated that the refusal of certain private school bus drivers to employ the "Stop" signal when stopping in front of school gates and student residences causes confusion in the movement of cars on the highways as a result of the absence of clear communication between drivers of different vehicles. They were able to determine whether the bus had stopped to let students off or for some other purpose, and they confirmed that they were serious about upholding the law by indicating a complete stop when the "Stop" lever was opened at a distance of at least five meters, so that students could cross the street in a secure manner. On the other hand, they were able to verify that other drivers passed the bus. The stopped school took advantage of the fact that its driver did not exhibit a "stop" signal, which puts the pupils in a potentially dangerous situation.
The danger of school buses not displaying a stop sign during a stop
The risk that is posed when school buses come to a halt without displaying a stop sign, A number of drivers have stated that the failure of some private school bus drivers to display a "stop" signal causes confusion among the drivers, as some of them are obligated to stop behind it and adhere to the legal distance, while others exceed it, and they indicated their feeling of responsibility, and that they must stop in order to preserve the safety of the students, adding that some drivers do not accept stopping behind the bus without opening the "Stop" signal, and school administrations report that some drivers do not accept stopping behind the bus without opening leaving the bus at this stop. When the driver needs to open the "stop" signal when the bus is stopped to load and unload kids, private schools have stated that they will do bus maintenance to verify that there are no technical faults.
Penalty for failure to display a stop sign on school buses
School buses are subject to a fine if they fail to properly show their stop signs, If a school bus driver violates Article 91 of the Federal Traffic Law by failing to display a "stop" signal or by failing to follow to traffic rules and signals, they will be subject to a fine of 500 dirhams and six points on their driving record.
Penalty for violating failure to stop when a stop sign is open in the Emirates
In the Emirates, the violation of failing to stop when an open stop sign is displayed carries a penalty, According to the Ras Al Khaimah Police, drivers who do not comply with the "Stop" lever are subject to a fine of 1,000 dirhams as well as 10 traffic points for breaking the law.