To prevent accidents on UAE roads, the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has reminded the public about traffic rules through their social media platforms as a part of their awareness programmes and safety initiatives.
In order to raise awareness, the Abu Dhabi Police has released a video clip to educate commuters on how to change lanes correctly. A fine of Dh400 will be imposed on those who break this rule.
— شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) October 13, 2019
In a recent study by RoadSafetyUAE revealed that 47 per cent of lane change and turn instances, indicators were not used. The study was based on more than 5,000 observed maneuvers on UAE roads between February and June 2019.
Sudden lane change/lane swerving was the leading cause of death in the UAE in 2018, killing 59 people and causing major injuries to 495, according to official data.
Very often, motorists change lanes, merge onto highways, exit highways, turn at T-junctions or 4-way junctions or exit roundabouts without the use of indicators.
The lack of indicator use is not only a nuisance and a sign of poor road habits and impolite behaviour, but it can also be dangerous when motorists don’t indicate to other where they want to move, he said.