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Abu Dhabi Crash Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

A shocking video released by the Abu Dhabi Police Department depicted a tragic incident caused by a black SUV that violated many traffic laws.

A startling video released by the Abu Dhabi Police showcased a catastrophic crash caused by a black SUV breaking multiple traffic rules in a matter of seconds at a bustling intersection. 

The reckless maneuver included an illegal turn and running a red light, resulting in a collision that sent another vehicle spiraling out of control.

Analysis of Violations and Police Commentary:

The video footage unveiled a sequence of infractions: the SUV deviated from the designated lane marked “go straight” by making an unauthorized left turn, breaching the red light signal, and endangering vehicles from the opposite direction. 

Although multiple violations were evident, the primary cause, as cited by the Abu Dhabi Police, was distracted driving.

Consequences of Reckless Behavior:

Emphasizing the dangers of distracted driving, the authorities highlighted its grave consequences, often stemming from activities like phone usage, social media browsing, or taking photos while driving. 

Such behavior not only leads to accidents but also constitutes a serious traffic offense punishable by a Dh800 fine and four black points.

Penalties for Traffic Violations:

The motorist’s actions, including jumping a red light, carry severe penalties—a Dh1,000 fine, 12 black points, and a 30-day vehicle confiscation. 

Additionally, Abu Dhabi’s traffic regulations impose a substantial Dh50,000 penalty for vehicle release in such cases.

Failing to settle the penalty within three months prompts the vehicle’s auction as per Abu Dhabi’s traffic rules, urging strict compliance with fines to avoid such consequences.

Police Advisory for Safe Driving:

In response, the Abu Dhabi Police issued a crucial advisory, urging drivers to maintain focus on the road, remain vigilant of pedestrians, and adhere to road signs as essential measures to ensure road safety and prevent tragic incidents like the one witnessed at the intersection.

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