MoI Calls upon Drivers to Adhere to Traffic Laws during Eid

Under the Framework of the “Your Safety Completes Eid Happiness” Initiative

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 3 July 2016 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) appealed to motorists to fully comply with traffic rules, regulations and the legal road speed limits during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, in a bid to avoid traffic accidents and the tragic injuries and losses that result from them.


The Ministry likewise urged the public to not use mobile phones to answer Eid compliments or surf the Internet while driving. They further cautioned drivers against ignoring safety instructions, requirements and traffic rules. They simultaneously warned against taking photos while driving, as this is a violation and endangers the lives of drivers and other road users.


Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of the Traffic Coordination Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the MoI has launched the “Your Safety Completes Eid Happiness” Initiative, which has been implemented by the Security Media Department. He also stressed the need to abide by the instructions given by traffic police officers and to drive carefully, especially near malls and markets. He also urged motorists to leave sufficient safe distance between vehicles; avoid obstructing traffic by parking randomly or inappropriately in public parking spaces; avoid using parking spaces dedicated for people with disabilities or the parking spaces allocated for Civil Defense and ambulance vehicles, so that their work is not impeded during emergencies.


"All traffic and patrols departments across the UAE have intensified the patrols on external and internal roads to ensure a smooth traffic flow, prevent congestion and handle potential emergencies that could spoil the joy of these blessed days," Brigadier Al Zaabi continued.


Furthermore, Brigadier Al Zaabi appealed to motorists to observe the legal speed limits on the roads, especially external roads, which are used by a high volume of citizens and residents going on trips or visiting their families and friends across the emirates. "Drivers should also remain vigilant and anticipate errors by other drivers,  as well as using their seatbelts. They should also prevent children under 10 years old from sitting in the front passenger seat and always keep them properly seated and buckled up in the back seat to keep them safe," Brigadier Al Zaabi added.


He also warned against using mobile phones while driving, be it to talk or text; stressing that this is against the law because of the significant danger it poses to the life of the drivers and other road users.


In conclusion, Brigadier Al Zaabi congratulated citizens and residents on the advent of Eid Al Fitr; wishing both Arab and Islamic Nations many blissful returns.

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.


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Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi (Photo: ME NewsWire)

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi (Photo: ME NewsWire)

MoI Calls upon Drivers to Adhere to Traffic Laws during Eid (Photo: ME NewsWire)

MoI Calls upon Drivers to Adhere to Traffic Laws during Eid (Photo: ME NewsWire)

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