Abu Dhabi Police officials shared a shocking video showing the dangers of drivers running red lights, with up to AED 50,000 in penalties
17 September 2020| Last updated on 21 September 2020
The Twitter video showed cars in Abu Dhabi illegally jumping red traffic lights and crashing into other motorists
On Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi Police tweeted a video to warn drivers of what would happen if they run a red light.
The video shows several clips of severe accidents that occurred in the UAE, caused by those who flout important traffic rules.
Despite the red light, cars ploughed straight into oncoming traffic and consequently crashed into other cars, endangering their lives, the other drivers' and pedestrians.
You'll find that significant damage was made to the vehicles after ignoring basic road rules.
Earlier this September, new road regulations introduced stricter penalties for drivers who disregard the law.
What are the penalties of running a red light?
Any motorist caught running a red light in Abu Dhabi will face the following penalties:
- Their car will be impounded for 30 days
- Car can be released by paying a hefty fine of AED 50,000
- Confiscation of driver's license for six months
- 12 traffic points
- AED 1,000 fine
Abu Dhabi Police urges the public to always follow road rules as they are for the driver's and the community's safety.