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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 July 2018

Speeding is Dubai's most common traffic violation for 2018 so far

More than a quarter of a million fines issued this year already 

More than 260,000 fines for exceeding the speed limit have been issued over the past six months, Dubai Police have revealed.

“Exceeding speed limits topped the list of traffic violations so far this year,” said Brig Saif Al Mazroui, director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police.

Brig Al Mazroui stressed that speeding is the main cause of fatal accidents.

Not abiding by lane discipline comes second on the list of violations with 189,922 violations. Among the other most common offences were parking incorrectly with 79,000 fines, followed by blocking a through way with 64,487 fines.

Talking on the phone while driving was the cause of 21,362 traffic fines, while parking on pavements received 19,849 fines.