The Abu Dhabi Police have announced a ban on heavy vehicles such as trucks and buses during foggy conditions. Which leads to accidents due to unclear sight.
Trucks,buses and other heavy vehicles are not allowed on the internal and external roads of the Emirate. Till fog disappear completely and the sight is visible clearly.
The Abu Dhabi police said that, the move would contribute to enhancing traffic safety and make the roads safer.
Heavy vehicles that run on the roads during the fog will be charged with a Dh400 fine. Included with four traffic black points. In accordance with Article No 104 of Decree No 178 of 2017.
Earlier tuesday, one person was out of life and eight others injured in a 19-vehicle pile-up crash in Abu Dhabi. The accident took place by low visibility and unclear sight due to the fog.
The Police announced that a lack of attention to the weather conditions and failure to maintain sufficient distance between vehicles, was the cause of the accident.
Motorists also received SMS messages on Tuesday evening warning them of the foggy conditions.
“Abu Dhabi Police call on motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility during the fog and to follow changing speed limited displayed on electronic information boards.
Drive safely,” read the SMS, sent as part of the Police’s new alert system. The system aims to enhance road safety by providing timely information to motorists.
According to the reports. Abu Dhabi Police activated the system of reducing speeds to 80km/h on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid and Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid (Abu Dhabi – Dubai). Sheikh Khalifa International Street (Mafraq – Al Ghuwaifat). Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed (Yas – Saadiyat), on the Trucks Road (Al Faya) and on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain Road (Al Wathba – Al Khatim) for 9 and a hlf hours starting from 12:30am until 10:00 next day.