Umm Al Quwain Police requires drivers to report vehicles in violation

Eleven people died in traffic accidents in the Northern Emirates during 8 years

Umm Al-Quwain accident claimed the lives of 3 people last Sunday.

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The Northern Emirates in the country recorded six crashes as a result of driving against traffic, during the past eight years, which resulted in the death of 11 people of different nationalities, the most recent of which was the Umm al-Quwain accident, which killed three people, last Sunday.

The Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Umm Al Quwain Police, Colonel Saeed Obaid bin Aran, told "Emirates Today" that cross-road accidents are among the most dangerous sudden accidents for drivers on public roads. He pointed out that the accident that occurred, last Sunday, was surprising to the two young men. Citizens, and they did not think that a speeding vehicle would come in front of them while they were on their right track.

He explained that all drivers should activate the "We are all police" initiative, and inform the police services of any drivers driving their vehicles against the direction of traffic, or in a reckless and irresponsible manner, in order to take the necessary measures and correct the matter before a traffic accident occurs.

"Emirates Today" monitored the occurrence of six traffic accidents against the direction of traffic during the past eight years, which resulted in the death of 11 people. In March 2012, a driver caused a collision between his vehicle and another vehicle on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, near Exit 119 When the driver of a 23-year-old vehicle traveling in his right lane towards the Emirate of Dubai was surprised by another four-wheel drive vehicle traveling against traffic, led by a 32-year-old driver, which resulted in a collision between the two vehicles and the death of the driver of the first vehicle at the scene of the accident, and the death of the driver causing the The accident in the hospital.

In August 2012, a traffic accident occurred on Rams Street - Shaam, near the Saih Kabdah area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, in which three young men of Asian nationality were killed as a result of a collision with a vehicle driven by a young Gulf man opposite to the direction of traffic, at 1:30 pm, where The driver of the vehicle carrying two people was surprised by a speeding vehicle in front of them, which led to the collision and the death of the two passengers and the driver. The driver causing the accident was also seriously injured.

In February 2015, a young citizen died when his motorcycle, which he was driving in the southern Al Dhait region, collided with a vehicle driven by a young Gulf man who was driving his vehicle against traffic, which led to the bike colliding with the vehicle and the death of the bike driver at the scene of the accident.

And in March 2018, a Gulf vehicle driver removed the middle barriers preventing the entry of vehicles on the Ring Road in Ras Al Khaimah at the time of the road works, and drove his vehicle against the road, and an Asian driver entered the road, causing a collision between them, resulting in the death of two and the injury of others. The driver of the vehicle, al-Khaliji and an escort, were wounded, of varying degrees.

In January 2019, a Gulf driver who drove a vehicle recklessly caused a traffic accident on a road in Ras al-Khaimah, and left the victim without his assistance, as the driver tried to escape from the traffic officers and drove his vehicle against the direction of traffic, which endangered the lives of road users. Traffic officers caught him, and it became clear after investigations that he did not have a driver's license, and that he had obtained the vehicle from a car repair garage.

On September 20, a driver in a state of drunkenness caused his death and the death of two young citizens, when he drove his vehicle recklessly against traffic, on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Umm Al-Quwain, which led to a serious collision between his vehicle and the vehicle of the two youths, which resulted in their deaths. in the place.

10 years imprisonment

Lawyer and legal advisor, Ibrahim Al Hosani indicated that causing a person to die while driving a vehicle opposite to traffic is wrongly murder, and Article 336 of the Penal Code punishes him with imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years, and he continued that the punishment is severe if the act of the perpetrator is under the influence of The state of intoxication.

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