Violating this traffic rule can land you in jail

Authorities in the UAE have issued a reminder to stop people from crowding accident sites. 

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The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has warned residents not to gather near victims in the event of a traffic emergency, and not to use their mobile phones to take photos or videos of an incident.  

According to police, rubberneckers and crowds can cause further injuries to victims by delaying the arrival of rescue teams, such as ambulances and firefighters. 

MOI officials also reminded residents that it is illegal to post photos and videos of traffic accidents in the UAE. Violators will be subject to hefty fines, ranging from AED 150,000 to AED 500,000, and/or up to six months in jail. 

Penalties for people who block roadways and delay emergency vehicles also came into force this month.

From 1st July, inconsiderate drivers will receive a fine of AED 3,000be slapped with six black points and could have their vehicle impounded for 30 days, according to Abu Dhabi Police. 

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Comments for “Violating this traffic rule can land you in jail

  1. Jim

    Excellent Job UAE government. I really feel proud that Dubai government is taking some initiative to implement such useful rules. But on the other hand I also feel very ashamed of our society that someone has to make a rule to stop this inhuman behaviour. People should themselves help the victim in such situation rather than taking pictures & videos. While taking pictures & videos we just need to self investigate that if we were in the victims place, would be liked to be in captured in photos or would like to receive some help in that terrible situation.


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