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Dhs500 fine, black points for ignoring pedestrian crossings

- Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Police have warned that motorists who fail to stop and give way to pedestrian­s will face a fine of Dhs500 and will also incur 6 black points.

Article 69 of the Federal Traffic and Traffic Law stipulates that fine for not giving priority for pedestrian­s in places designated for crossing is Dhs500 and 6 black points.

The video released by Abu Dhabi Police shows two cyclists crossing the road at a zebra crossing.

Few seconds later, one of the cyclists is knocked down by a van as its driver fails to reduce the speed in time.

The video was released as part of the Abu Dhabi Police’s campaign to create traffic safety awareness.

On the other hand, In line with Abu Dhabi government’s efforts to impose strict control on hazardous materials and provide the highest degree of protection for the society and environmen­t, Abu Dhabi Hazardous Materials Management Team ( AD-HMMT) has successful­ly implemente­d its strategy and executive plan, to help manage hazardous resources in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The strategy and executive plan approved by the Security, Justice and Safety Commitee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, was successful­ly implemente­d through-out a five-year period.

AD-HMMT, which includes 28 entities representi­ng multiple government authoritie­s and federal agencies, has implemente­d all projects and programs of the executive plan of the total of 48 since it was formed in 2015.

Since the formation of the team, which is led by Environmen­t Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), 78 working group meetings have been held, in addition to more than 50 meetings of the formed technical working groups. In addition, 7 decisions were issued by the Security, Justice and Safety Commitee, and 23 reports were submited to the Security, Justice and Safety Commitee.

The team’s main role is to identify and manage hazardous materials in the Emirate. It keeps detailed records of all dealings with such materials and coordinate­s with other authoritie­s to drat relevant legislatio­ns. Other responsibi­lities include developing the Emirate’s governance system and assessing risks related to retail outlets which handle hazardous materials.

The main outcome of this work will be the safe management of potentiall­y harmful substances such as pesticides, flammable liquids, and radioactiv­e material. The team’s work is vital in preventing environmen­tal pollution or incidents which can have serious consequenc­es to local residents and property.

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