Abu Dhabi to impose heavy fines for crowding at crash websites

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police on Monday introduced a Dh 1,000 levy for crowds round crash websites within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), native media reported.

In a social media submit, Abu Dhabi Police warned that crowds round such scenes are committing crimes. Part 74 of the Federal Visitors and Visitors Act states that ‘stopping (gathering) site visitors throughout accidents’ can result in a nice of Dh 1,000.

Abu Dhabi has shared a video that reveals motorists gathering quickly across the two vehicles concerned within the collision, randomly parking their autos and blocking site visitors.

The video additionally confirmed passers-by taking out their telephones to take footage of the accident – one other offense that might invite authorized motion.

The punishment for recording the scene of an accident is extra extreme. In accordance with the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, penalties for accidents and posting footage and clips on social media can entice a nice of 150,000 dirhams.

“The dissemination of those photos is unacceptable as it could trigger psychological shock to the households of the victims after they see such photos,” Khaleej Occasions A report cited the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs.

Gathering in accidents is likely one of the unacceptable unfavorable behaviors that hinder the arrival of ambulances, emergency autos, site visitors patrol and civil protection to satisfy their responsibility to supply humanitarian help to the injured and save their lives.

In case of an accident in Dubai, the authorities will be knowledgeable on 999. Additionally keep away from hitting the parking space or in inappropriate locations.

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