By Staff writer
Figures are up 49% on last year, with speeding in 60kph zone the most common offence
Abu Dhabi Police has said that over 100,000 dangerous offence tickets were issued during the first quarter of 2016 to motorists in the emirate.
In statistics released by the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate to the state news agency WAM, the number of offences increased by 49% on last year, up from 67,191, with an average of 1,110 traffic offences recorded every day.
Brigadier Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaiaili, acting deputy director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said, "Exceeding maximum speed limits by more than 60 km per hour was one of the most frequently issued dangerous offence tickets during the period, accounting for 14% of total offences; using mobile phones (up to 10%); failure to fasten seat belts (up to 18%); the use of faulty worn-out tires (up to 8%)."
He added that there were 78 violations for racing on the streets, 3,616 violations for overtaking on the hard shoulder of the road, and 1,495 violations for sudden swerving.