Cameras caught 13,000 red light violations in Abu Dhabi last year

Red-light cameras caught 13,000 violations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi during 2017, according to a senior police official.

Brigadier Ahmed Al Shehhi, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, said that running a red light was the main cause for six percent of the traffic incidents in Abu Dhabi last year.

"Motorists usually run a red-light signal because of failure to pay attention, distraction, and speeding at intersections," he added.

He urged motorists to slow down when approaching intersections in order to have better control over their vehicles when the signal changes. He also warned that there will be zero tolerance towards those who run a red light.

According to Ministerial Resolution No. 178 for 2017, the fine for running a red light for motorists driving light vehicles is AED1,000 with 12 black points and impoundment of the vehicle for 30 days, whereas for truck drivers it is AED3,000, plus a one-year suspension of the driver's licence.

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