Abu Dhabi: Twelve people sustained injuries in six accidents in Abu Dhabi on the first day of Ramadan, the Abu Dhabi police announced in a statement on Sunday.

In total, around 1,394 traffic violations were recorded in the emirate on the first day of Ramadan, police added.

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The violations included overspeeding, using a mobile phone while driving, and not wearing seatbelts.

Giving details about the violations, Brigadier Khalifa Mohammad Al Khaili, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi Police, said that 134 fines were issued for overspeeding, 82 for not wearing seatbelts, 35 for using mobile phone, 148 for causing traffic congestion, and 38 fines were issued on cars blocking other vehicles.

The Abu Dhabi Police also said that 50 emergency points had been set up across the emirate to assist with emergency situations.