UAE | Traffic and Transport

Heavy vehicles banned off Abu Dhabi roads

Heavy vehicles weighing 2.5 tones will be off Abu Dhabi roads from Sunday between 6am and 8am and from 1pm and 3pm.

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 08:36 July 5, 2009
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Heavy vehicles weighing 2.5 tones will be off Abu Dhabi roads from Sunday between 6am and 8am and from 1pm and 3pm.

Restrictions are also applied on them on entering the city from the Al Raha Beach.

This was announced by the Ministry of Interior.

Drivers caught in violation of the rule will be fined Dh1, 000 in addition of having their vehicles impounded for seven days.

Repeat violations will result in another Dh1, 000 fines and a 14-day impoundment.

Drivers will be given eight points on their licenses upon each violation. Heavy vehicles are not allowed to park on the sides of major roads during the restricted periods.

A notice posted by the ministry in local newspapers said the move was necessary because of the “growing number of development projects and road works, and in order to improve traffic movement within the city of Abu Dhabi''.

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