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1,000 dirham fine in the United Arab Emirates: drivers who overtake vehicles from the shoulder are caught on camera – News

Published: Friday, January 5, 2024, 2:50 p.m.

Overtaking from a hard shoulder is not only dangerous but also a serious traffic violation. Violators are subject to a fine of Dh1,000 and six black points, as stipulated in Article 42 of the UAE Federal Traffic Law.

Despite repeated warnings from various UAE authorities, few motorists continue to openly flout traffic rules with irresponsible overtaking, endangering their lives and those of other drivers.

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A video shared by Abu Dhabi Police on Friday (January 5) highlighted the overtaking violation from the shoulder.

Footage from one of the traffic cameras installed in the emirate showed an SUV driving on the shoulder and overtaking other motorists in the leftmost lane. All the other cars could be seen braking to make it easier for the SUV to overtake; This could have resulted in a serious situation if other drivers had not been attentive. Another 4×4 was caught driving dangerously close to other cars and overtaking without maintaining a safe distance.

Watch the full video below:

The law enforcement agency emphasized that the shoulder of the road is specifically designated for emergency vehicles, facilitating quick access to accident sites to provide timely assistance, treat the injured and potentially save lives.

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