Red signal accidents drop by 29 percent in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 25th October, 2016 (WAM)–The number of red signal accidents at the intersections in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi had declined by 29 percent in the past eight months this year to 54 traffic accidents compared to 76 in the same period last year.

Brig. Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said that the red signal jumping accidents declined, thanks to the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police’s efforts to improve the traffic safety levels in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through installing intelligent systems to monitor the red signal offenders at the intersections in Abu Dhabi.

He explained that the high-quality thermal cameras were installed to detect violating vehicles by using the infrared technology.

Al Dhaheri warned of the common mistakes committed by some drivers at intersections as well as accidents that occur due to using the mobile phones that cause traffic accidents resulting in deaths and serious injuries.

He said that jumping the traffic light at the intersections leads to impounding of a vehicle for 15 days, fine of AED800 and eight traffic points. Al Dhaheri said that the vehicles which jumped the red light in the past eight months were 6, 350.