UAE Imposes Dh1,000 Fine for Littering from Car Windows
Abu Dhabi City Municipality sponsored an event dubbed "Our City is Beautiful" in an attempt to promote responsible behavior and increase public awareness of roadway safety.
Abu Dhabi City Municipality Promotes Traffic Safety and Responsibility
A number of organizations actively participated in the event, which was held in Rabdan Park, Zayed City, including the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Authority, Al Ahlya Hospital, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company, and Shakhbout City Schools.
Dean Mahmoud Youssef Al Balushi, the Director of the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, reiterated the Abu Dhabi Police's commitment to enhancing traffic safety for all members of the community. At the event, he emphasized the importance of adhering to traffic rules and regulations, particularly with regard to e-scooters.
E-Scooter Safety and Traffic Regulations
During the event, Al Balushi specifically highlighted the potential dangers of using e-scooters on public roads and urged families and children to restrict their use to designated areas while wearing appropriate protective gear. This focus on e-scooter safety aligns with recent incidents, such as those reported in Dubai, where accidents and injuries involving e-scooters have raised concerns.
Dubai's E-Scooter Challenges
Five people were killed and 29 were injured in e-scooter incidents in Dubai during the last eight months, according to police, and a large number of penalties were issued to riders for moving infractions. Dubai's Director of Traffic, Major-General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, stressed the significance of following all traffic laws and rules when riding an e-scooter. This includes both legal and ethical considerations.
Winter Vacation and Responsible Parenting
The event also included an awareness lecture by Assistant Tariq Muhammad Hamidan, emphasizing the significance of child safety during the winter vacation. Hamidan underscored the need to keep children engaged in safe activities and protect them from potential hazards, including the use of e-scooters. This reminder is crucial to ensuring the well-being of children during their school break.
Preserving the Emirate's Appearance
The speech also stressed the need to keep Abu Dhabi looking nice by discouraging people from littering with their cars. Article 71 of the Traffic Act establishes penalties for littering, including a Dh1,000 fine and six points on the driver's license. The cleanliness and civic duty of Abu Dhabi's residents improve the city as a whole.
The 'Our City is Beautiful' event serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to prioritize traffic safety and protect the well-being of both children and the environment in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.