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UAE to clamp down on careless driving habits

Federal Traffic Council considering ways to combat safe following distances, sudden deceleration and swerving

UAE to clamp down on careless driving habits
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The UAE is looking at best practices from abroad as it considers how to deal with road safety issues such as keeping a safe distance between vehicles.

Motorists driving too close to one another is one of the main causes of accidents in the country.

State news agency WAM said the country’s Federal Traffic Council is considering rules in the US and the UK as a way to alleviate the problem.

The WAM statement also said that the council would launch federal traffic campaigns from the end of January. These would focus on safety risks associate with driving motorcycles, sudden deceleration and swerves, and crossing roads.

The council has also recommended that the registration of new vehicles should be extended to four years.

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