Abu Dhabi – Filming and sharing footage will even invite a jail time period and effective, police stated
Authorities in Abu Dhabi have issued a contemporary reminder warning members of the general public towards gathering at accident websites.
Doing so will invite a effective of Dh1,000, as crowding round such websites impedes the arrival of emergency automobiles reminiscent of visitors patrols and ambulances.
This got here as Abu Dhabi Police shared a video on social media that confirmed motorists gathering shortly round two vehicles concerned in a collision, parking their automobiles in haphazard style, and blocking visitors.
The video additionally confirmed passersby whipping out their telephones to take photographs of the crash — one other offence that may invite authorized motion.
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Anybody filming and sharing footage of accidents will likely be liable to a jail time period and effective, stated the pressure.
The penalties are a way to discourage members of the general public from partaking in such adverse behaviours with a view to enable emergency personnel to hold out their duties in offering humanitarian help to these in want.