Recently many residents warned by Sharjah police for overload their vehicles while crossing the UAE border. According to the recent federal traffic law, it is a serious violation and cost you heavy penalties up to Dh2,000 and six black points. For the safety of motorist and safety of other road users, the police department launched an awareness and inspection campaign recently which also aim to ensure all road travellers follow the rule.
The director of the awareness section of traffic and patrol department at the Sharjah Police, Lt Saud Al Shaiba said:
“Major accidents have happened during the previous years due to overloading of baggage, faulty tyres and overspeeding among others”
“Land travellers must abide by the laws and regulations set by the authorities of neighbouring countries to avoid accidents and penalties. They should learn the rules before entering the borders of these countries.”
Leaflets with safety tips are being distributed by the police and they currently checking for any overload baggage or unsafe tyres at the checkpoints. Many residents driving their vehicles to other GCC countries without paying attention to the rules and regulations. The department strictly warning to secure children in car seats and also wear seatbelts. Also, requesting the travellers to rest whenever they feel tired in order to avoid inauspicious incidents.
Lt Saud Al Shaiba added:
“They need to know that in some neighbouring countries the car tinting exceeding 30 per cent is not allowed. They will also detain drivers for exceeding speed limits. The duration of the detainment is decided by how much the driver exceeded the speed limit, and the vehicle gets impounded as well – for example in Oman, motorists driving faster than 75km/h will be detained for 48 hours and the car impounded,”