Abu Dhabi cracks whip on violating bikers

More than 2,500 motorbikers were booked by traffic policemen for violating traffic rules in the emirate of Abu Dhabi last year, official statistics revealed.

Of the 2,681 offences, a whopping 1,186 were reported for exceeding speed limits, 146 for not wearing helmet, 114 for lane rule violations, 72 for not holding ownership while driving, 34 for driving on the wrong side, 25 for driving noisy motorbike and 13 for jumping the red signal.

Colonel Ghaith Al Za'abi, Director General of Traffic Coordination, Ministry of Interior, said these figures show how the traffic police had tightened control on roads to book offenders for protecting public safety.

"As the number of violations amounted to 25 per cent of the number of motorbikes, there is a need for continuation of traffic awareness campaigns against risks of unsafe riding of motorbikes," he added.

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