The fine includes 12 traffic black points and a 30-day vehicle impoundment
Ras Al Khaimah: A Dh1,000 fine, 12 traffic black points, and a 30-day car impoundment are the penalties for drivers who run red lights in Ras Al Khaimah.
This warning was issued by the local Traffic and Patrols department as they began a campaign to raise awareness of the severe risks associated with running red lights.
Jumping a red light is extremely dangerous according to a campaign for traffic awareness that was launched in 2023 by the General Command of Ras Al Khaimah Police, represented by the Traffic and Patrols Department’s Traffic Awareness and Media Branch, in collaboration with the Media and Public Relations Department.
Safety on roads
This supports the Ministry of Interior’s plan for improving traffic safety and securing the safety of the roadways.
The campaign attempts to inform and alert road drivers about the risks associated with running red lights and its effects.
During the campaign’s debut, Brig. Ahmed Saeed Al Naqbi, Head of the Traffic Awareness Team at the Federal Traffic Council and Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, explained that running a red light is a negligible action committed by a careless and dangerous motorist.
Motorists in the emirates have been forewarned by the Ras Al Khaimah police not to run the red light because doing so will result in steep fines and vehicle impoundment.
The police department cited Law No. 5 of 2020, which calls for the seizure of vehicles when a driver runs a red light. The driver will also receive 12 traffic black points and a $1,000 fine.
Beforehand, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) started a program to raise safety knowledge and practices so the accident death rate doesn’t go above three per 100,000 people.