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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Almost 400 motorists fined for running red lights in Ras Al Khaimah

The figure is a 63 per cent drop from the same period last year, police said

The number of people caught running red lights in Ras Al Khaimah in the past three months has fallen by nearly two-thirds compared to the same period last year.

There was a 63 per cent drop in such incidents and 379 fines were issued in the third quarter of this year, compared to 1,018 during the same period last year, according to Col Ali Al Alkeem, director of the traffic and patrol department at RAK Police.

“This is a result of police efforts in promoting and enhancing traffic safety on the roads through field awareness campaigns and using security media channels to reach out to motorists and road users,” he said.

According to the updated Federal Traffic Law that came into effect in July, a driver who runs a red light will be fined Dh1,000, earn 12 black points on their licence and their vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.

Col Al Alkeem called on motorists to abide by traffic rules, avoid speeding or using their mobile phones while driving and to remain alert at all times.

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