Alert: New traffic rules announced in UAE

Regulations include requirements to obtain traffic permit from ITC before undertaking any construction work

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. View on the busy Zayed the 1st Street in downtown Abu Dhabi with the landmarks Etisalat Head Office building and the newly constructed Central Market Towers on the left.

Image used for illustrative purpose. View on the busy Zayed the 1st Street in downtown Abu Dhabi with the landmarks Etisalat Head Office building and the newly constructed Central Market Towers on the left.

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Abu Dhabi's Integrated Transport Center (ITC) has announced the Traffic Detour Executive Regulations in the emirate, according to a statement issued by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Wednesday.

The decision comes to ensure the highest safety standards on infrastructure projects. Additionally, it added that the new regulations will be applicable in Abu Dhabi from October 1, 2020, followed by Al Ain and Al Dhafra at the beginning of 2021.

Regulations include requirements to obtain traffic permit from ITC before undertaking any construction work that may result in traffic detours or affect road safety. It added that penalties will be issued for:

- Undergoing deep excavation that obstructs the right of the way without offering concrete barriers or not filling plastic barriers with water or sand.
- Parking vehicles working on the project that obstruct the right of the way or traffic safety
- Not avoiding safe pedestrian or cycling paths on the work site
- Not providing a safety official at the work site.

The ITC added that traffic permits can be obtained through the website: www.itc.gove.ae

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