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8,036 drivers fined for sudden deviation in two weeks.

Summary: Motorists caught for sudden deviation fined between Dh200-Dh600 and given three-six black points

Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter

Sharjah: Sharjah Police fined a total of 8,036 motorists for sudden deviation in two weeks in March.

The fine for sudden deviation ranges between Dh200 and Dh600, with three to six black points on a driver's licence depending on the type of the offence.

Lt Col Omran Bin Elan, head of inspection and traffic control section at Sharjah Police, said despite police warnings about the dangers of sudden deviation, drivers repeated the violations and lost their lives.

Accidents due to sudden deviation often lead to serious traffic accidents, resulting in death or severe injuries, he said.

Sudden deviation means moving abruptly from one lane to another without making sure that the new track is free of vehicles.

He called on motorists to improve their behaviour on the road.

In 2015, a total of 5,852 violations of sudden deviation were recorded. Last year, a total of 105 major accidents, which resulted either in death or permanent disability, were caused by sudden deviation.

Fines

According to the Federal Traffic Law, the fine for sudden deviation is Dh200 and four black points

Wrong overtaking: Dh200 and three black points

Overtaking from right side: Dh200 and four black points

Overtaking from prohibited area: Dh600 and six black points

Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane rule: Dh600 fine and six black points

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