More than 10,000 motorists fined for not wearing seatbelts

These fines were issued from July 1 to December 31 last year

Anwar Ahmad, Staff Reporter
16:21 January 8, 2018
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Abu Dhabi: More than 10,000 motorists were fined in Abu Dhabi in past six months for not fastening seatbelts, Abu Dhabi Police said on Monday.

These fines were issued from July 1 to December 31 last year.

The traffic police of Abu Dhabi issue a fine of Dh400, along with four black points, under Article No. 51 of Traffic Rules (178).

Brigadier Mohammad Dahi, director of Abu Dhabi Traffic Patrol department, said a total of 10,766 fines were issued from in past six months of last year.

He urged motorists to wear seatbelts for the safety of all, and asked drivers to ensure before driving the car that all those who are sitting in the rear seat have buckled up.

Dahi said the violations were registered for those found sitting in front and rear seats, without wearing the seatbelts.

“Seatbelts save drivers from injuries and deaths in case of accidents on the road and it plays important role in minimising the impact of the accidents and injuries,” he said.

Abu Dhabi continue to spread awareness among motorists through its social media platforms, lectures in in the society and educational institutions.