Both vehicles will be fined for tailgating with Abu Dhabi’s new radar system

Drivers should be aware of the rules

Both vehicles will be fined for tailgating with Abu Dhabi’s new radar system

Abu Dhabi’s new radars to tackle tailgating has gone live.

The system is in place to increase safety on the roads.

Radars are used to detect tailgating, with anyone found to be breaking rules facing fines and punishments.

It has now been clarified that both vehicles, the one in front as well as the one doing the tailgating, could be fined.

Those driving in the far left lane but aren’t driving at the speed limit, slowing down traffic behind them, as well as those behind them who are driving at an unsafe distance will first get an SMS warning.

Then if they do it again, they'll get a Dhs400 fine and four black points.

Abu Dhabi Police announced that a minimum of a two second gap should be left between vehicles on the road in the capital.

In other news, the Abu Dhabi road tolls are now in use and those who are unregistered or have had problems registering have been given a three-month grace period to sort their account out.

Drivers have also been reminded to ensure child safety on the roads and not to use mobile phones while in control of a vehicle.

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