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DUBAI – A number of accidents in Dubai have been blamed on reckless motorists tailgating or hogging the fast lane.
But what exactly does the UAE law say about tailgating and driving on the fast lane? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions.
Only emergency vehicles can pass through the fast lane at any length of time
Drivers can use the fast lane to overtake, but must move back to a central lane at the earliest and safest opportunity.
You should give way and move to a central lane.
You will be fined for obstructing traffic. Drivers who fail to give way face a fine of Dh400 and four black points on their traffic fine.
The other driver will also be penalized for tailgating, with a fine of Dh400 and four black points on his or her traffic file. They are also liable to be fined for speeding, if it applies.
They should try to drive on the lanes on the right so as not to obstruct traffic and cause accidents. ICA/Expat Media
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