Residents should expect to see more Abu Dhabi Police patrol vehicles on the roads for New Year’s Eve. The Traffic and Patrols Directorate is increasing its presence and strictly enforcing traffic laws.
The initiative is meant to prevents accidents by ensuring motorists are abiding by the rules of the road. The increased surveillance also aims to prevent noise disturbances and any behaviour that may disrupt the flow of traffic.
Col Khamis Isaaq, deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said accidents last year were caused mainly by speeding, distracted driving, red light violations, sudden turning, negligence and not paying attention to pedestrians at crossings.