The Traffic Safety and Engineering Department at the Ministry of Interior has recently started applying fines for overtaking through right side, changing lanes in intersections and stopping in yellow box through cameras.
These offences can be caught by cameras and radars installed specially for this purpose at intersections and signals. From now there is no need to make the presence of traffic police or patrols to monitor the violations. More than 600 violations of overtaking through right side, changing lanes in intersections and stopping in yellow box were registered up to now.
Hence MOI urge all motorists to strictly abide by the traffic regulations for your safety and to avoid getting fined.
he new cameras have been installed as part of the “Talaa” project, which aims to activate security surveillance cameras on streets and main roads in the country to monitor violations of all types, as specified by the traffic law, an MoI official had said.
Meanwhile, the MoI – in another post on Facebook – has provided a slew of safe-driving tips, reminding motorists of the need to follow traffic rules and comply with signals and signs, including marks on roads.
In particular, the ministry has said motorists should be careful while changing lanes to avoid accidents.
The MoI has advised that people should drive through the appropriate track in accordance with a car’s speed. Before changing lanes, one should use the signal and check for other vehicles by looking in the mirrors and the blind spot. A motorist must also give way to vehicles in the lane they are moving into.
The ministry has reiterated that motorists should avoid overtaking from the right and urged them to maintain sufficient distance.
“We also advise motorists not to use mobile phone while driving to avoid crashes,” the post said.