Senior police official says red light jumping responsible for 6% of road accidents in UAE capital
Red-light cameras caught 13,000 violations in Abu Dhabi during 2017, according to a senior police official.
Brigadier Ahmed Al Shehhi, deputy director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, said that running a red light was the main cause for six percent of the traffic incidents in Abu Dhabi last year.
"Motorists usually run a red-light signal because of failure to pay attention, distraction, and speeding at intersections," he added in comments published by state news agency WAM.
He urged motorists to slow down when approaching intersections in order to have better control over their vehicles when the signal changes. He also warned that there will be zero tolerance towards those who run a red light.
The fine for running a red light for motorists driving light vehicles is AED1,000 with 12 black points and impoundment of the vehicle for 30 days, while for truck drivers it is AED3,000, plus a one-year suspension of the driver's licence.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.