UAE police fine hundreds for jaywalking offenses

UAE police fine hundreds for jaywalking offenses
Hundreds of jaywalkers fined in UAE's Ajman (Reuters)
Updated 25 July 2017

UAE police fine hundreds for jaywalking offenses

UAE police fine hundreds for jaywalking offenses

DUBAI: Police in the UAE continue in their ongoing effort to make the country’s roads safer.
According to local daily The National, hundreds of pedestrians were fined in the emirate of Ajman for jaywalking.
Police issued 400 dirham ($110) fines – double the usual amount – to 1,652 people for crossing roads in places other than designated areas.
The crackdown was run from June 27 to July 13, with police at key junctions.
Lt. Col. Saif Abdullah Al Falasi, deputy director of patrol and traffic department at Ajman Police, said the fines were doubled because of the serious nature of the problem.
“We launched the campaign because of the increase in the number of deaths from run-overs that are basically caused by the victims crossing from wrong places,” he said.