The chairman of the Federal Traffic Council fined a woman for dangerously overtaking other vehicles after she defied him when he warned her to abide by traffic rules.
The woman was overtaking from the right side at a busy intersection in Dubai when Maj Gen Mohammed Al Zafeen, who is also assistant commander-in-chief at Dubai Police, confronted her.
“I was driving my car at the Al Wasl-Al Oruba intersection last week. Like other motorists, I committed to the right lane to exit from the road through the intersection,” he said.
“But I was surprised to see a car in front of me blocking traffic because its driver wanted to overtake other vehicles.
“I looked at the car to see a European woman. I told her I am a Dubai Police officer and she should abide by traffic rules, otherwise she will be fined.
“She did not listen or apologise and contended to overtake wrongly. I had no other choice but to fine her for violating laws.”
Failing to follow “lane discipline” is a major disturbance on the roads, said Maj Gen Al Zafeen, and police have installed electronic surveillance in many intersections, as well as a new type of radar to catch drivers who violate the rules. (Source credit – The National)