Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate warned about the dangers of under-age driving, particularly within residential neighbourhoods and on internal roads.

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ABU DHABI // Police have urged parents to cooperate and prevent underage teenagers from driving.

Brig Khalifa Al Khaili, deputy director of Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate, warned about the dangers of underage driving, particularly within residential neighbourhoods and on internal roads.

His comments came ahead of the 32nd GCC Traffic Week next month, which will campaign under the slogan, Your Choice Determines Your Destiny.

“The traffic week aims at enhancing awareness efforts and represents an opportunity to remind people of the importance of observing traffic laws and to preserve lives and properties,” Brig Al Khaili said.

Both drivers and vehicle owners would be held accountable, he said.

Motorists need to stick to traffic laws and refrain from speeding, while community members must cooperate with authorities to prevent accidents. A traffic safety plan was created to promote a culture of road safety among youths.

There will be lectures at universities and schools in Abu Dhabi and awareness messages will be spread using social media sites to promote safe driving.

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