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DUBAI – Starting on Monday (July 1), fines will be tripled to Dh3,000 for motorists who fail to give way to emergency service vehicles in the UAE.
The Ministry of Interior announced the new rule earlier this month, adding that violators will also have their car impounded for 30 days and get six black points on their traffic file.
The new penalty is triple the existing fine of Dh1,000 and applies to all motorists in the UAE. 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.
Meanwhile, in a post on Twitter on Sunday (June 30), the Abu Dhabi Police reminded motorists on the importance of giving way to emergency vehicles.
“Impeding the movement of emergency vehicles can prevent or delay ambulances getting to the injured in good time,” Abu Dhabi Police said in a statement.
— شرطة أبوظبي (@ADPoliceHQ) June 30, 2019
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