Dh500 fine and black points for driving with hazard lights during fog in UAE

Police urged motorists to stop driving when visibility level drops to zero and park their cars in a safe area

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The residents cross the Corniche street in Abu Dhabi during the thick fog.

Abu Dhabi: Motorists who turn on their hazards lights while driving during foggy weather conditions will be fined Dh500 with four black points, Abu Dhabi Police said on Monday.

The police asked light vehicle drivers to stop driving when visibility level drops to zero and park their cars in a nearby safe area. When they park their cars then drivers can turn on their hazard lamps to alert other motorists.

Also, public transport and workers’ buses having a capacity of 14, 24 and 60 passengers are required to stop driving on all roads of the emirate during foggy weather conditions and when visibility level drops to less than 50 metres.

Violating bus drivers will be fined Dh500 with four black points, the police said.

Recently the police said as per the road traffic rule No. 178 for 2017, truck drivers will be fined Dh1,000 with four black points for violating traffic rules during foggy weather conditions.

Both bus and truck drivers were asked to avoid taking to the roads until the visibility is clear.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammad Al Khaili, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi Police, said both bus and truck drivers will be fined, if they are found violating the road traffic rules during the foggy weather conditions.

The police have issued warning due to unstable foggy weather conditions in the emirate, particularly on the internal and external roads where visibility level dropped significantly during the morning and night.

He urged motorists to exercise extra caution while driving during the fog and maintain distance between vehicles, avoid overtaking and use headlamps.

The police also warned three and four-wheeled quad bike riders to exercise caution while driving in deserts and avoid taking to the roads and areas where tents are erected.

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