As a responsible manufacturing company specializing in road safety products, we understand the paramount importance of ensuring the safety of all individuals on the UAE’s roads. In a recent article featured in Khaleej Times newspaper, the significance of road safety has once again been brought to the forefront, especially with the commencement of a new academic year.
The UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) has taken a proactive step towards enhancing road safety by designating August 28 as a ‘Day Without Accidents.’ This initiative coincides with the reopening of schools after a two-month break, during which yellow school buses will once again grace the roads. With hundreds of thousands of students returning to their educational institutions, it is imperative that road users exercise utmost caution and adhere to traffic regulations.
The ‘Day Without Accidents’ serves as a call to action for all drivers in the UAE to pledge their commitment to safe driving practices. This pledge can be taken on the MoI website, and those who successfully avoid accidents and traffic violations on this day will have the opportunity to clear up to four black points from their driving licenses. This initiative not only encourages responsible driving but also rewards those who contribute to the collective goal of safer roads.
The outlined fines and penalties in the article underscore the seriousness with which the UAE addresses road safety. It is essential for all drivers to be aware of these fines, as they serve as a deterrent against reckless driving behaviors. Some of these fines include:
- Failure to leave a safe distance from the vehicle ahead: Dh400 fine, 4 black points
- Failure to give way to pedestrians crossing the road: Dh500 fine, 6 black points
- Not buckling up: Dh400 fine, 4 black points
- Speeding: Fines ranging from Dh300 to Dh3,000, depending on the extent of the violation
- Using mobile phones while driving: Dh800 fine, 4 black points
- Failure to give way to emergency vehicles: Dh1,000 fine, 6 black points
- Sudden swerving: Dh1,000 fine, 4 black points
- Failing to stop for school bus stop signs: Dh1,000 fine, 10 black points
- Improper parking: Dh500 fine, with increased penalties for obstructing fire hydrants or designated spaces
- Allowing children to sit in the front seat: Dh400 fine for children under 10 years or shorter than 145cm
At SAFEMAX, we are aligned with the UAE’s commitment to road safety. We specialize in manufacturing and providing top-tier road safety products that include speed limiters, vehicle tracking systems, brake alert systems, and alarm systems. Our range of products is designed to assist drivers in adhering to traffic regulations and cultivating responsible driving habits.
As students return to school and the roads become busier, let us all pledge to contribute to the success of the ‘Day Without Accidents’ initiative. By equipping vehicles with cutting-edge safety solutions and promoting safe driving practices, we can collectively work towards reducing accidents, injuries, and fatalities on UAE roads. Remember, road safety is not just a legal obligation but a moral responsibility that we all share.
Stay safe, drive responsibly, and let’s create a safer road environment together.