Don't pull over and camp on sides of highways, UAE Police warn motorists

UAQ authorities place warning signs prohibiting, restricting residents from parking cars and gathering on sides of highways

Image used for illustrative purpose. Highway traffic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Highway traffic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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UAE - With the winter season in full flow, it's won't be surprising to find families or groups of people parking their vehicles along the sides of higways at night and camp in the sands. Such practices can pose major traffic risks warn police.

The authorities in Umm Al Quwain have now issued a warning prohibiting motorists from pulling over on the sides of roads and camping alongside the two major highways in the emirate.

The Umm Al Quwain Police in coordination with the Umm Al Quwain Department of Municipality announced on Twitter that they have launched a public awareness campaign to prevent gatherings and sitting on both sides of the Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed highways in the emirate.

Motorists have also been told not to park their vehicles on the sides of both these roads as such habits pose traffic risks.The aim is to protect the safety of road users as well as preserve the general appearance of the emirate.

"The campaign seeks to unify the efforts of all members of society in preserving the environment and public cleanliness, enhancing traffic safety, reducing accidents on the Emirates and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed streets, and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic," said authorities.

Authorities have placed warning signs prohibiting and restricting sitting along the sides of both these highways, except for emergency cases.

The public has been urged to abide by the rules and regulations and to cooperate with the police and the municipality to preserve the environment and traffic safety in those areas.


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