Tailgating in UAE causes a fine of Dh400 and 4 black points
- In UAE, Tailgating is considered as one of the most common and dangerous traffic offenses.
- 13% of traffic accidents in 2018 were caused when motorists did not leave a safe distance between vehicles.
- Abu Dhabi Police are cracking down on errant drivers and warned that motorists who tailgate will be slapped with a Dh400 fine and four black points.
- Abu Dhabi Police have carried out an awareness campaign on social networking sites to encourage motorists to follow traffic rules.
- In few cases, tailgating led to accidents which caused injuries and sometimes even death.
- Lt Col Dr. Abdullah Al Suwaidi is the Deputy Director of the Traffic Department at the Traffic and Patrols Department.
- Abdullah said the reason behind leaving distance between vehicles is, “in order to provide ample time for drivers to stop in a safe manner in the event of any sudden incident”.
- The campaign, which was held under the slogan “Give Your Comment”, also invited the public to provide suggestions on how to make the UAE’s roads safer.
- With the latest video, Abu Dhabi Police showed consequences of jumping the red light at a busy junction and asked the public’s suggestions to reduce such incidents.