Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police declared that they arrested 1,837 drivers on the Abu Dhabi roads over the last four months of this year, for driving their vehicles at dangerous speeds exceeding 200 km/h. They confirmed that the vehicles were seized and the drivers were prosecuted, with the necessary legal action to be taken against them.
Brigadier Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, stated that the Directorate will intensify control on the roads through patrols equipped with the 'Al Qannas' mobile radar, in order to arrest violators. This comes within the context of a comprehensive campaign to curb excessive driving speeds and to make the roads safer.
The Brigadier highlighted that continuous follow-ups of field efforts are being made, as well as a review of the results achieved against the targets for reducing speed violations on the roads within the jurisdictions of various departments and sections in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region. Speed violations are one of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents.
He stressed that the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police launched aerial surveillance on all roads in Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters' strategy to make roads safer. This strategy aims to apply security service practices from the relevant internal partners to reduce all of the causes of road accidents, as well as the number of resulting deaths and serious injuries.
The Brigadier explained that traffic control using the Traffic Investigation's Section civil patrols and planes, helps to locate traffic jams in a way that aids traffic patrols in reaching these places and ensure a streamlined and organized flow of traffic on Abu Dhabi roads.
He also pointed to the ADP traffic safety strategy that aims to reinforce a traffic awareness culture among young drivers regarding the risks of exceeding the legal speeds and racing on the roads. This will be achieved through awareness lectures organized at universities and schools, as well as communicating with young drivers through social networking sites to improve their driving behavior.
Source: UAE Ministry of Interior