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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Abu Dhabi Police warn of deadly dangers of flouting traffic laws

Force calls on motorists to stay alert on the roads as traffic numbers surge at start of new school year

Abu Dhabi Police is urging drivers to be keep their eyes on the road as traffic volume increases at the start of a new school year. Delores Johnson / The National 
Abu Dhabi Police is urging drivers to be keep their eyes on the road as traffic volume increases at the start of a new school year. Delores Johnson / The National 

Abu Dhabi Police are urging drivers to put children's safety first – and avoid the fatal consequences of flouting traffic laws.

The force has released a thought-provoking video, prompted by the start of the new school year, highlighting the deadly dangers of not staying focused when behind the wheel.

The short video, released on Abu Dhabi Police's official Twitter account, shows a driver hitting a young child stepping off a school bus.

The video shows the school bus indicating its intention to stop, giving the driver ample time to slow down and assess whether a child will be alighting.

The video carries the slogan: "Keep them alive, don't be a killer."

Traffic volume on UAE roads has increased significantly with the start of the new school term, as thousands of children travel to the classroom by bus or in cars.

Motorists are being urged to stay alert and adhere to traffic laws to stay safe on the road.

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