Abu Dhabi bans heavy trucks during Ramadan
Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2014
Abu Dhabi Police said trucks weighing 2.5 tons and over will be banned from entering the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain cities during rush hours for the month of Ramadan.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police said ban on trucks between 7.30 to 9.30am and from 1.30 to 3.30 pm is being implemented to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
Brigadier Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, the director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, stressed that traffic patrol will be intensified during Ramadan in order to prevent heavy trucks from entering Abu Dhabi.
He warned that on violation, the trucks will be impounded for a week along with a fine of Dh1000 ( ) and a penalty of eight black points on the driver's licence for the first offence.
The penalty for a second violation will be increased to an impoundment period of two weeks in addition to the fine and black points, he added.
Under the “Your Safety” campaign, Al Harithi called upon drivers to: benefit from Ramadan's spiritual connotations; abide by the traffic laws and determined speeds on internal and external roads; leave enough space and pay attention; give priority to pedestrians at pedestrian zones; use seat belts; and to avoid using mobile phones while driving.
Al Harithi also appealed to the drivers to remain careful between 12 to 1pm and from 4 to 5pm, noting that the rate of accidents increased between 11pm and 12am.-TradeArabia News Service