Abu Dhabi police imposes Dh400 fine against drivers not using indicators

Last year, a total 278 traffic accidents due to drivers’ failure to use their indicators, which also led to 20 people with serious injuries. (File/AFP)
Updated 13 October 2019

Abu Dhabi police imposes Dh400 fine against drivers not using indicators

  • From Jan. 1 until Aug. 20 of 2019, the Abu Dhabi police have recorded 235 accidents, one death and six injuries
  • Abu Dhabi Police said the 400-dirham fine will be slapped against road-users that do not inform other motorists when they intend to switch lanes

DUBAI: A 400-dirham fine will be imposed by Abu Dhabi police against errant residents who fail to use indicator lights while driving.
In a video posted on social media, Abu Dhabi police showed drivers who failed to use indicator lights when switching lanes as well as those who did.
Abu Dhabi Police also said in its awareness message the 400-dirham fine will be slapped against road-users that do not inform other motorists when they intend to switch lanes, slow down or when there is an emergency on the road.
From Jan. 1 until Aug. 20 of 2019, the Abu Dhabi police have recorded 235 accidents, one death and six injuries that were caused by not using the vehicle’s indicator lights. Last year, a total 278 traffic accidents due to drivers’ failure to use their indicators, which also led to 20 people with serious injuries.


Former finance minister Mohammad Safadi put forward to be next Lebanese PM

Updated 11 min 26 sec ago

Former finance minister Mohammad Safadi put forward to be next Lebanese PM

BEIRUT: Three major Lebanese parties have agreed on nominating Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister of a new government, the Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and MTV reported on Thursday.
The agreement was reached in a meeting on Thursday between outgoing Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni politician, and senior representatives of the Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah.
There was no official comment from the parties or Safadi. The broadcasters did not identify their sources.
Hariri quit as prime minister on Oct. 29 in the face of an unprecedented wave of protests against ruling politicians who are blamed for rampant state corruption and steering Lebanon into its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
Hariri remains caretaker prime minister for now.
Since quitting, Hariri, who is aligned with the West and Gulf Arab states, has been holding closed-door meetings with parties including the Iran-backed Hezbollah, which had wanted him to be prime minister again.
Lebanon’s prime minister must be a Sunni Muslim according to the country’s sectarian power-sharing system.
Mustaqbal Web, a Hariri-owned news website, said a meeting between Hariri, Ali Hassan Khalil of the Amal Movement and Hussein Al-Khalil of Hezbollah had discussed recommending Safadi for the post.
MTV said the government would be a mixture of politicians and technocrats. Mustaqbal Web said the type of government was not discussed, and neither was the question of whether Hariri’s Future Movement would be part of the Cabinet.
LBCI said the Free Patriotic Movement, a Christian party allied to Hezbollah, had also agreed to Safadi’s nomination.
They did not identify their sources.
Safadi is a prominent businessman and member of parliament from the northern city of Tripoli. He served previously as finance minister from 2011-2014 under prime minister Najib Mikati.
Prior to that, he served as minister of economy and trade in the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who was backed by the West. He held that post again in the Hariri-led Cabinet that took office in 2009.
Hariri had said he would only return as prime minister of a Cabinet of specialist ministers which he believed would be best placed to win international aid and steer Lebanon out of its economic crisis, sources close to Hariri have said.