152 driving licenses revoked in Al Ain
Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014
As many as 152 driving licenses of drivers who violated traffic regulations have been revoked by the Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate in March.
Major Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, chief of the Al Ain Traffic Section said that holders of the revoked driving licenses had exceeded the cumulative number of 24 traffic black point demerit.
The violations included dangerous overtaking of other vehicles by truck drivers (resulting in 24 black points), reckless driving in a way that poses a danger to others or racing on the roads (resulting in 12 black points), or the serious offense of fleeing the scene after causing an accident that results in causalities, he said.
“Revoking driving licenses aims at preventing reckless drivers from posing a risk to themselves and to other road users for a short period of time. For a first offence, a license is withdrawn for a period of three months, six months in the second instance, then for a year and then it may be revoked permanently if the driver commits a fourth offence,” said Major Al Hemairi.
“If he continues to drive with a cancelled license, he shall be punished and transferred to the concerned authority for investigation, then to the General Prosecution to render the appropriate sentence,” he said.
Major Al Hemairi urged motorists to abide by traffic laws, particularly the legal speed limits on the roads.
The non-adherence to the speed limits on roads is one of the major causes of traffic offenses, he added. - TradeArabia News Service