Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harthy the Director General of the Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, has revealed about submitting a memorandum to the Government of Abu Dhabi on the abolition of the application of the decision to reduce the value of traffic violations by 50 percent and reconsider it in the coming months, similar to what is happening in the rest of the UAE, due to the lack of compliance with the traffic rules, and the major efforts with the awareness campaigns provided for drivers who make up the main problem but with different cultures.
He explained during a press conference was held at the General Directorate of the Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, that one of the reasons for the cancellation of the decision to reduce the value of traffic violations, is the high number of deaths and traffic accidents in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year of « 54 to 77 »death, and eloquent injuries from« 36 to 76 »injury, and the number of incidents of« 477 to 489 »accident, pointing out that the traffic safety comes at the top of the strategic priorities of Abu Dhabi police, noting the importance of strengthening community partnership, to achieve the safety of traffic sustainably to make their roads more secure and safety.
Reviewed the main causes of traffic accidents during the period mentioned, where was at the forefront of them the sudden swerving of about 15%, followed by failure to observe a safe distance between cars by 13%, excessive speed by about 12%, poor lane discipline by about 9%, and red-light jumping at 3%, he called drivers to the necessity for the commitment to the traffic rules and to avoid all the reasons that lead to the traffic accidents.
Al-Harthy confirmed that the ADP intends to apply many effective procedures and solutions during the coming period of this year, to reduce the deterioration of the levels of traffic safety on the Emirate roads, and to continue to improve them to achieve the vision of the future to access to zero deaths from traffic accidents by 2030, through the implementation of a comprehensive plan it began to be applied since 2010, and has achieved positive results in the safety levels of traffic over the past five years.
He revealed that ADP is going to announce «soon» about the application of deterrent measures against careless drivers who have committed violations worth more than 10 thousand dirhams, and compel them to engage in educational traffic programs, as well as to connect the payment system of violations and fineswith travel regulations and departure «to prevent them from traveling before paying the whole violations », and with the transactions systems of local departments, In addition to the link with the nationality and residence, it is a procedure currently exists to prevent the abolition of accommodation except when they pay fines and violations, as the purpose is not a financial achievement, but the goal is a commitment to traffic regulations.