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Slow driving in Dubai is just as dangerous as speeding; A fine of 400 dirhams may be imposed

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Slow driving in Dubai can be similarly pretty much as unsafe as driving excessively fast.

Individuals consider speeding careless conduct in the driver’s seat, yet truly slow drivers can influence safe flow of traffic and cause accidents. Such drivers were depicted by individual drivers as ‘Road Turtles’ during a virtual gathering among drivers and Dubai’s chief traffic prosecutor.

“The most effective method to manage ‘road turtles’ or individuals driving as slow as a turtle?” started a conversation during the meeting as members whined about slow drivers — particularly those on the left lanes. Prosecutor General Salah Bu Farousha Al Felasi, Dubai’s Chief Traffic Prosecutor and Head of Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution, said slow drivers cause issues on Dubai roads as they might incite different drivers to focus on unsafe moves, for example, closely following.

“Slow driving on fast lanes is an issue as certain drivers drive at a speed that is not exactly even the base speed specified. Those driving a slow speed should take the right lane and give an approach to different drivers,” said Prosecutor Al Felasi. He said numerous accidents have occurred in Dubai due to closely following coming about because of slow drivers.

“You can see a driver at a rapid attempting to overtake a slow-moving vehicle, however when the fast-moving vehicle steers to another lane, the driver of that vehicle may abruptly go over a slow-moving vehicle and wind up hitting it from behind,” Al Felasi clarified.

As per Dubai Traffic Law, individuals driving slow on the left lane can be hit with a Dh400 fine. Al Felasi asked drivers not to act viciously with slow drivers, but rather report them to police. “There are various channels to report such conduct, for example, the ‘We as a whole Policemen’ program,” he added.

Most fundamental roads and highways in Dubai and UAE are furnished with speeding cameras. They are generally set to go off at speeds over the recommended limit in addition to a beauty of 20kmph. For instance, assuming the recommended speed limit is 100kmph, the camera gets set off if a motorist is driving at 121kmph or higher.

Ahmed Jamal, who went to the virtual meeting, portrayed a tale about his companion who was driving on the fast lane of a road at 120kmph, while the road had a speed limit of 100kmph. Another driver only in front of him was driving at 100kmph, without exploiting the 20kmph elegance window. “My companion blazed to make the other driver aware of switch lane, however he overlooked him. Along these lines, my companion had to overtake the driver from the right lane and the other driver streaked his finger at him! My companion recorded the vehicle number and documented a grievance with the police,” Jamal said.

Following the protest, when the driver was called by the police, he demanded that he was driving as per the speed limit and there was no requirement for him to switch lane.

“Permitting admittance to the passed on lane to different drivers is an absolute necessity as we don’t know if different drivers have a crisis. There are progressed radars on all roads to find speeding. It can’t be a reason for a driver, saying that the person wouldn’t offer approach to others since the individual was following the speed limit,” Prosecutor Al Felasi added.

As indicated by the law, driving such that represents a threat to an everyday routine or experiences and to the security of other road clients can be punished with a fine of Dh2,000. Inability to leave sufficient distance between vehicles can bring about a fine of Dh400.


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