Police reported final week that they issued near 7,900 fines to jaywalkers throughout 2021
Residents have been urged to keep away from jaywalking and as an alternative use footbridges and zebra crossings, that are designated for pedestrian crossing.
In a brand new marketing campaign towards jaywalking, Abu Dhabi Police shared a video on social media, demonstrating the hazards of pedestrians crossing the street from non-designated areas.
As a part of the “Security Path” marketing campaign, police mentioned pedestrians ought to use footbridges, tunnels and zebra crossings whereas crossing the roads. The drive mentioned individuals also needs to observe the pedestrian visitors lights at intersections that work along side visitors lights to control the visitors movement.
“Crossing from non-designated areas of the street could be very harmful. Actually, it is without doubt one of the important causes of run over accidents,” mentioned police including that residents ought to abstain from this harmful act, which is punishable by the legislation.
Jaywalking invitations a high-quality of Dh400. Police reported final week that they issued near 7,900 fines to jaywalkers throughout 2021.
“Jaywalking poses hazard to each the pedestrian and different street customers,” mentioned visitors authorities.
“Run over accidents had been primarily attributable to pedestrians’ poor judgement as they cross busy roads in non-designated areas and negligence by motorists who don’t give precedence to individuals crossing the street,” mentioned police.
“Pedestrians ought to use the designated crossing factors correctly, obey any alerts at managed crossings and be vigilant.”
Pedestrians had been additionally warned towards utilizing cell phones, together with chatting or write textual content messages on their cell phones whereas crossing the roads to keep away from accidents.
Additionally, police have all the time harassed the necessity for drivers to be tolerant and provides technique to pedestrians when secure to take action at uncontrolled crossings and close to faculties and academic establishments.
In accordance with the drive, drivers also needs to adjust to visitors alerts and drive at applicable speeds, which may be properly under the pace restrict within the neighborhood of pedestrians and crossings.
Not giving technique to pedestrians carries a Dh500 high-quality and 6 black factors.
Abu Dhabi Police had launched new good radars on Abu Dhabi roads to detect jaywalkers and drivers who do not cease at pedestrian crossing factors.