Blocking emergency vehicles is an offence that attracts a fine of Dh3,000.
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DUBAI – Errant motorists faced hefty fines for blocking ambulances and police cars in Dubai, with 121 drivers booked for the offense in the last 10 months, police said.
Blocking emergency vehicles is an offence that attracts a fine of Dh3,000, six black points on the driver’s traffic file, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
Police said they are cracking down on drivers whose irresponsible behavior can lead to deaths of people in emergency situations.
“A delay in getting to [accident] victims may result in deaths,” said Brigadier Saif Al Mazroui, head of Dubai’s traffic police.
According to police figures, some 120 drivers get fined each year in Dubai alone for blocking emergency vehicles.
Emergency service vehicles include ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, army vehicles, coast guard vehicles and prison service vehicles. ICA/Expat Media
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