UAE warns motorists against a Dh3,000 fine for speed violations

Ras Al Khaimah Police have issued a stern warning to motorists as they unveil their latest traffic safety campaign, emphasising the lethal consequences of speeding.

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Warning Against Speed-Related Violations

Col. Dr. Muhammad Al Bahar, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, expressed concern over a surge in violations, particularly instances of vehicles being driven at "insane speeds."

A Crime Against Safety

Col. Al Bahar underscored the gravity of speeding violations, categorising them as a crime not only against the driver but also against those sharing the road. The call for heightened caution and strict adherence to regulations extended to all drivers, with a reminder that traffic offences are meticulously monitored on both external and internal roads throughout the emirate.

Objectives of the Road Safety Campaign

The primary objective of the newly launched road safety campaign is to significantly reduce fatal accidents resulting from speeding and reckless driving. Col. Al Bahar stressed the importance of creating awareness and fostering responsible driving habits to mitigate the risks associated with high-speed violations.

Stringent Penalties for Speedsters

In alignment with Ministerial Resolution No. 178, Col. Al Bahar outlined the hefty fines and penalties awaiting speedsters. For those exceeding the speed limit by more than 80 kmph, a Dh3,000 fine, 23 black points, and a 60-day vehicle impoundment are mandated. Meanwhile, those surpassing the limit by 60 kmph face a Dh2,000 fine, 12 black points, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

Across-the-Board Penalties

The repercussions extend to those exceeding the speed limit by 20 kmph, indicating a comprehensive approach to discourage speeding and promote road safety. This multifaceted strategy aims to address the root causes of speeding violations and create a safer environment for all road users.

As Ras Al Khaimah Police intensify their efforts, drivers are urged to prioritise safety, adhere to speed limits, and contribute to the collective goal of preventing accidents related to excessive speed.

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