Understanding Wrong Overtaking: UAE Imposes Dh3,000 Fine
Ajman's Traffic and Patrols Department has taken a strong stance against wrong overtaking, imposing fines of up to Dh3,000 and suspending driving licenses for one year to deter reckless behavior on the roads. In an effort to raise awareness about the perils of wrong overtaking, the department has launched the "No to Wrong Overtaking" campaign, emphasizing the importance of road safety and accident prevention.
Addressing the Root Cause: Sudden Lane Changes and Deviations
Data collected by the police reveals that a significant number of road accidents can be attributed to sudden lane changes, deviations, and improper overtaking. These reckless maneuvers have resulted in varying degrees of injuries, ranging from moderate to severe. To mitigate these risks, Lieutenant Colonel Saif Abdullah Al Falasi, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, emphasizes the need for increased traffic awareness and strict adherence to traffic regulations for the safety of all road users.
Aiming for Safer Roads: Fulfilling the Vision of Leadership and Ministry of Interior
Aligned with the leadership's vision and the Ministry of Interior's objective of ensuring safer roads across the UAE, the "No to Wrong Overtaking" campaign strives to reduce traffic accidents that result in fatalities and serious injuries. By promoting responsible driving practices and educating motorists about the dangers of wrong overtaking, the campaign seeks to create a safer road environment for all.
Understanding the Consequences: Imperiling Lives on the Road
The implications of wrong overtaking cannot be understated, as they pose significant risks to the lives of drivers and other road users. Lieutenant Colonel Al Falasi highlights the alarming practice of overtaking from the shoulder of the road, which jeopardizes not only the offending driver but also the safety of others. Additionally, dangerous deviations and overtaking by trucks are subject to fines of Dh3,000, one-year license suspension, and traffic points for violations of this nature.
Promoting Compliance and Responsible Driving
Lieutenant Colonel Al Falasi urges all motorists and road users to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations, both on internal roads and highways. Emphasizing the importance of adhering to designated speed limits and maintaining attentiveness while driving, he underscores the role that individual responsibility plays in ensuring road safety.
Penalties for Three Common Wrong Overtaking Practices
1. Overtaking on the road shoulder:
Penalty: Dh1,000 fine, 6 black points
2. Dangerously moving onto the road:
Penalty: Dh600 fine, 6 black points
3. Truck drivers overtaking where overtaking is prohibited:
Penalty: Dh3,000 fine, one-year driving license suspension