Cap­i­tal bans lor­ries at rush hour

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Lor­ries will not be al­lowed to en­ter Abu Dhabi city dur­ing rush hour in Ra­madan, po­lice have said. The Traf­fic and Pa­trols Direc­torate at Abu Dhabi Po­lice yes­ter­day an­nounced that trucks weighing more than 2.5 tonnes have been pre­vented from en­ter­ing the city be­tween 8am and 10am and from 12pm to 4pm to im­prove traf­fic flow. Colonel Ja­mal Salem Al Amiri, head of Pub­lic Re­la­tions De­part­ment at the Traf­fic and Pa­trols Direc­torate, said: “Trucks weighing 2.5 tonnes and above are banned from en­ter­ing the city dur­ing peak hours in or­der to pro­vide a smooth flow of traf­fic.” He urged truck driv­ers to abide by the new de­ci­sion. Po­lice also said that traf­fic con­trol will be in­ten­si­fied on lor­ries and re­minded driv­ers of the harsh mea­sures in place against reck­less over­tak­ing. Sud­den lane chang­ing and reck­less over­tak­ing is a se­ri­ous of­fence pun­ish­able by a Dhs10,000 fine and the with­drawal of the driv­ing li­cence for a pe­riod of three months.

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