UAE police will issue an AED 400 fine against drivers who fail to use their indicators before switching lanes
14 October 2019| Last updated on 14 October 2019
278 accidents were reported last year, caused by drivers who did not use their indicators
Abu Dhabi Police released a video on Sunday to warn motorists who fail to inform other road users when they intend to switch lanes.
Authorities said an AED 400 fine will be issued against drivers if they do not use their indicators, slow down, or when there is an emergency on the road.
In the awareness footage, several cars are shown transferring lanes without signalling. According to Abu Dhabi Police, 278 road accidents occurred in 2018 with 20 seriously injured as a result of drivers who suddenly switched lanes and failed to use their indicators.
In 2019, 235 similar accidents have already been reported between January 1 to August 20, with one death and six badly injured. Since 2018, around 21,660 motorists were slapped with traffic fines for not using their indicators when deviating from the road.
Using your car indicator is a basic rule of road safety.
The purpose of an indicator is to allow drivers to provide other motorists with early warnings on what maneuver you intend to do - changing your car's direction or when exiting to an intersection.
UAE motorists are advised to...
- Start indicating a few seconds before you actually move in order to inform others
- Always check in front and around you, including your side and rear mirrors, before maneuvering
- When you see somebody indicating, be a polite road-user and allow them to switch
Always indicate when you want to...
- Change lanes
- Take a turn
- Exit a roundabout
- Pull out of a parking slot