Video: UAE motorist drives dangerously, police issue fresh warning – NewsFebruary 19, 2021
The driver can be seen reversing on the hard shoulder of the road before sharply cutting across three lanes, against oncoming traffic.
Abu Dhabi Police has issued a fresh warning to all motorists in the emirate about the consequences of dangerous driving.
On Friday, the authority took to social media to post a video of a motorist who was captured by security cameras in clear violation of traffic laws and jeopardising the lives of fellow drivers.
— (@ADPoliceHQ) February 19, 2021
In the video, the motorist can be seen reversing on the hard shoulder of the road — reserved for emergencies and emergency vehicles — before sharply cutting across three lanes, against oncoming traffic, in order to take an exit.
The video was simply hashtagged “#YourComment”.
Dangerous driving incidents caused 894 serious accidents that resulted in the deaths of 66 people in the Capital in 2019, police revealed last year.
Major traffic violations — which include irresponsible or reckless driving — can incur fines up to Dh50,000.