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Driver jailed after crashing into Dubai Tram

Arab national had his licence suspended for three months

Driver jailed after crashing into Dubai Tram

A Dubai resident has been jailed for a month after jumping a red signal and crashing into Dubai Tram.

The driver, an Arab national, was also fined AED3,000 by Dubai Traffic Court for the accident, which took place in September, 7days reported.

The 43-year old was found guilty of jumping a red light, damaging the tram and delaying the service and endangering the lives of other road users. The court also suspended his driving licence for three months.

The newspaper quoted Prosecutor Salah Bu Farousha Al Felasi, Head of Dubai Traffic Prosecution, saying, “the motorist was not paying attention and shot through the signal.”

On Monday, Dubai issued amendments on regulations governing the tram system, aimed at improving safety standards.

According to news agency WAM, the new resolution states that jumping the red light at the tramway intersection and causing a traffic accident with fatalities will be dealt with by a fine of AED15,000-30,000, as well as a driving ban of one to three years.

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