UAE National Day: Celebrate responsibly, Abu Dhabi police urges residents
UAE National Day is around the corner and the Abu Dhabi Police have issued guidelines on celebrations, especially about decorating vehicles – one of the common ways residents celebrate the patriotic fervour.
The police said on its official Twitter account that motorists are allowed to decorate their vehicles from November 25, until December 6, to maintain maximum traffic safety standards during the celebrations.
Authorities will monitor all roads and streets in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra and Al Ain to detect any traffic violations. Reckless driving that endangers people or other motorists is punishable by Dh2000 fine, 12 black points and vehicle impoundment.
Brigadier-General Mohammad Dahi Al Humairi, director of the traffic and patrols directorate in the central operations sector of the Abu Dhabi Police, said the police will work to enhance the celebratory mood that reflects the spirit of the Union. He urged all motorists to abide by the traffic laws, celebrate responsibly and cooperates with traffic officers for their own safety.
Guidelines for decorating vehicles during the UAE National Day
> Never use spray from the vehicle
> Never place anything on the vehicle that could affect or prevent visibility (such as flagpole)
> Do not change the colour of the vehicle or cover the plate number, or the windshield
> Never allow more passengers than allowed and never get out of the windows or the sunroof
> Don’t get off the vehicle on the main roads or leaving the car switched on
> Do not cross the road from non-pedestrians crossing area
> Refrain from writing offensive words or sentences
> Never drive a loud vehicle
> Follow police instructions
> Do not carry passengers in the non-seating area such as pick-up vehicles
> Keep the city clean. Never throw trash on streets
> Do not stop on roads or streets and beware of affecting traffic movement
> Riding horses or camels on the main road is prohibited