Abu Dhabi Police to step up traffic patrols

The department’s director, Brig Gen Hussein Al Harthi, warned motorists against driving under the influence of alcohol, which impairs drivers’ concentration and reflexes, leading to severe and fatal incidents.

The Traffic and Patrols Department at Abu Dhabi Police will reinforce traffic control on streets and highways on New Year’s Eve and during the holiday season, mainly during late-night hours to ensure strict adherence to traffic regulations.

The department’s director, Brig Gen Hussein Al Harthi, warned motorists against driving under the influence of alcohol, which impairs drivers’ concentration and reflexes, leading to severe and fatal incidents.

He said there were 152 drink driving accidents in the last two years, from January 1, 2013 until December 15, 2014. There were nine fatalities, 13 severe injuries, 76 moderate injuries and 121 mild injuries.

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Published: December 22, 2014 04:00 AM

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