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28 November 2023

Truck ban in Abu Dhabi during fog: Dh1,000 fine

By Mohammed El Sadafy

Directorate of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police has banned trucks and large vehicles on internal and external  roads during fog.

Similarly, trucks and large vehicles are also not allowed to enter Abu Dhabi City during peak traffic hours.

Those found violating the rules will incur a fine of up to Dh1,000 in addition to vehicle confiscation that can last up to a week.

Lt. Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Head, Public Relations Section, Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police, said, “Trucks weighing 2.5 tonnes or more are not allowed to enter Abu Dhabi City during foggy weather conditions and peak traffic hours - between 7.30am-9.30am and 1pm-3pm.”

Al Ameri said: “The police raise awareness via direct broadcast and social media in cases of foggy weather and traffic accidents.”

He urged drivers to stop vehicles on the side of the roads in case of low visibility and turn off their emergency flashers, while taking all precautionary measures to maintain their safety while driving in foggy conditions.