Sunday, 18 April 2021 09:56 GMT

UAE National Day celebrations: Police patrol intensified in Abu Dhabi

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Police patrol on roads will be intensified during the 46th UAE National Day celebrations in the Capital, Abu Dhabi Police announced on Thursday.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police said roads in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain and Al Dhafra - in particular - will be patrolled closely, particularly over the tunnels and on the main roads.

Surveillance by cameras and radars will also be intensified during the occasion, to monitor any traffic violations, said Brigadier Khalifa Al Khalili, the Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate.

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He urged motorists to abide by traffic laws and celebrate the occasion in a "civilized manner," stressing that there will be no leniency with drivers who break the rules.

Brigadier Al Khalili particularly warned young drivers to drive safely, abide by the law and to not cause traffic disruptions during the celebrations.

Colonel Ahmed Mohammed Zouaydi, Director of Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Department at Abu Dhabi Police, said roads in Al Ain will also have more police patrol.

He reiterated that all motorists must comply with traffic laws to ensure smooth movement of traffic over the long weekend.

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Meanwhile, in Al Dhafra region, Colonel Mohammed Muslim Al Muhrami, Director of the Al Dhafra Traffic and Patrols Department, confirmed the intensification of traffic control in the area and also urged drivers to stay safe on the roads.

Abu Dhabi Police also said motorists can only decorate their vehicles fromNovember 22 until December 6.

Police warn drivers to not cover the windscreens or license plates, and avoid parking on the roads, drifting, speeding or obstruct traffic.

Passengers are also warned against sticking their heads or body parts out of the sunroof or windows.

Police have also warn against creating a commotion through loudspeakers or sound equipment.

Pedestrians have been warned against spray painting drivers, throwing trash on the roads and jaywalking.

Brigadier Al Khalili urged the community to celebrate the joyous occasion safely.


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