Abu Dhabi Seat Belt Violations Decrease Post New Regulations
Seat belt violations in the Abu Dhabi have decreased at a steady rate by up to 30 percent, going from 11,991 to 7,592 in a comparison from July 1 to the end of August this year and last year as per the police.
The Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate has said that the decrease in the numbers of the Seat Belt Violations follows the implementation of the Federal Traffic Law that took effect on July 1.
Deputy-Director of the of the Abu Dhabi Traffic Department, Lt Colonel Salah Al-Humairi, said in comments that the new amendments were made with the purpose of maintaining safety by preventing injuries and deaths resulting from car accidents.
The new amendments include an AED 400 fine apart from four traffic points taken off for all the drivers and passengers if they don’t use seat belts while in the car.
The amendment also obliges drivers to provide child car safety seats below the age of four years, with an introduction of a fine of AED 400 for any drivers that allow children below the age of 10 years to sit in the front of the car.