The new fine will help to relieve congestion when an accident occurs
4 July 2017| Last updated on 19 January 2020
When it comes to accidents on the roads of Dubai, we all know that rubbernecking sadly comes as part of the package here.
More often than not, it's due to nosey drivers that traffic becomes worse than the accident itself.
Which is why now, as part of the new traffic fines that were implemented on July 1st, a 1,000 Dhs fine is in place to prevent drivers from rubbernecking.
We're sure many drivers will be thrilled to hear of this new addition to the (already) long list of fines in place by Dubai Police and the RTA - a total of 19 offences were added in the updated law, with some existing violations being amended, too.
Adding the rubbernecking fine makes sense, as the act often exacerbates traffic when an accident occurs. This can cause issues for emergency services who need to reach their destination.
More importantly, it may prevent them from helping those in need.
So next time you're the unfortunate witness of a crash or accident on one of Dubai's roads, make sure you don't slow down to take a sneak peak. With roads as busy as these, every small act of good driving behaviour can go a long way to reduce the risk of accidents - or worse.