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25 February 2024

Serious traffic offences: 1,206 in Al Ain

By Mohammed El Sadafy

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police, issued 1,206 first-grade tickets in Al Ain City in the last 14 months.

First-grade tickets indicate high severity of traffic violation, such as dangerous stunts and drifting offences among others. Most of these were performed near wedding venues.
Reckless driving, racing on roads and attempting to escape from police also call for first-grade tickets.
The statistics include the entire 2012 and the first two months of this year.
Brigadier Hussein Ahmed Al Harti, Director, Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said the department plans to open tracks at Yas Marina to help enthusiasts practice driving skills. A dedicated place such as Yas Maria will help drivers enhance their skills with safety standards.
Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Balushi, Director of Roads Department of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, reckless driving not only harms the driver but others on road as well.