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The move also aims to encourage drivers to maintain a clean driving record and give them a fresh opportunity to abide by traffic laws.

Unlicensed drivers in UAE caused 580 accidents in 15 months

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Unlicensed drivers caused 580 accidents in Ras Al Khaimah in the last 15 months, a top official has told Khaleej Times. Colonel Ahmad Al Sam Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department, RAK Police, said 90 such accidents were reported in the first three months of 2019.

Most of the drivers involved in these traffic accidents were young, he added. According to the UAE laws, those caught driving without a licence face a three-year jail term and/or a Dh5,000 fine.

The police will launch an awareness drive about this in the summer, the officer said. “The campaign, targeting the youth and teenagers, is aimed at ensuring their safety and protecting road users’ lives.”

Thousands of brochures in Arabic, English and Urdu will be distributed to the public across the emirate, Col Al Naqbi said.

Source: Khaleej Times

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