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VIDEO: Ras Al Khaimah Police arrest six for rash driving


Police personnel stop a vehicle at a road in Ras Al Khaimah.

Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

The Ras Al Khaimah Police have announced that six drivers were arrested, after they had been monitored driving recklessly posing risks to their lives as well as lives of others. This happened in different areas of the emirate, during a traffic campaign that will continue daily for a month, especially during the late hours.

The traffic campaign has been launched under the slogan (traffic safety is a requirement and a goal to spread traffic awareness and to promote positive behavior among drivers) under the directives of Maj. Gen. Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police to make roads safer.

The campaign leads to positive results, in terms of reducing traffic accidents and the number of deaths and injuries, and achieving the highest levels of traffic safety in the emirate's road network, Brigadier Mohammad Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of Central Operations at Ras Al Khaimah Police, and head of the campaign said.

“The field committees are deployed in the various internal and external roads of the emirate, to reinforce the inspection and control tasks, covering remote areas, to control drivers who violate and do not abide by traffic rules,” Al Humaidi added.

He explained that anyone who participates in rallies, showing off by reckless driving, drifting or stunt movements in cars, gathering and attending or publishing "videos" of such behaviors on social media, will face legal accountability.

He stressed the lack of leniency in confronting such traffic violations, and deterring those who disrespect the traffic laws.

“The penalty for driving a vehicle in a way that endangers lives of drivers or others and their safety or security at risk, or driving vehicle in a way that harms public or private facilities, incurs a fine of Dhs2,000, 23 points and vehicle’s impoundment for 60 days,” Al Humaid added.

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