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600 fines issued in new road safety initiative

Dubai police also impound nine vehicles in crackdown on aggressive motorists.

More than 600 fines have been issued and nine vehicles impounded by Dubai police this week in a new crackdown on aggressive drivers.

The Dubai Police traffic department has announced the results of its Hostile Driving Campaign, in which eight patrol cars have carried out checks along Sheikh Zayed Road.

Failure to keep a safe distance between vehicles has caused 433 accidents this year, 14 of them fatal, UAE daily The National reported on Friday.

Police are initially monitoring Sheikh Zayed Road, between the Trade Centre and Mall of the Emirates, 24 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday.

Other highways such as Emirates Road and the Dubai-Al Ain Road will be placed under surveillance in the coming weeks, police chiefs said.

Police said they have noticed an increasing number of women among those guilty of aggressive behaviour, and all violators caught so far have been aged under 40.

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