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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 05/02/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Chief Traffic Prosecutor Salah Bu Farroucha Al Felasi says stiffer penalties would be a "major deterrent" for violators



The Dubai Chief Traffic Prosecutor suggested on Tuesday that some articles in the Federal Traffic Law need to be modified to impose stricter penalties in serious traffic offences



Salah Bu Farroucha Al Felas



Salah Bu Farroucha Al Felasi emphasised on the need to modify some articles in the Traffic Law of 2007, stressing that stiffer penalties would be a "major deterrent" for violators. "The Public Prosecution relies on the penal codes - both federal and local - when taking action in a case. We in the Traffic Prosecution have noticed that in the existing laws there is no mention of some specific offences like causing death or serious injuries to others by driving recklessly, which should invite stricter penalties.



In cases of traffic accidents which lead to death, the Chief Prosecutor said, the penalty should be made harsher instead of relying on the general regulations, which currently do not cite "specific serious circumstantial offences" when the safety of the road users are put at risk



The Penal Code that we have usually imposes a regular penalty which is inconsistent with the serious traffic offence committed when driving a car," he pointed out



Here are two of the proposed change



The existing text: "A person shall be jailed and/or fined if someone's death is caused by mistake.



The proposed text: "A person shall be jailed and/or fined if someone's death is caused by mistake as a result of using a vehicle on the road.




The existing text: "An offender shall be jailed for no less than one year and fined if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of accident, or if he fails to help the victim or call for help if he was able to do so.



The proposed text: "An offender shall be jailed for no less than one year and ordered to pay a minimum Dh10,000 fine if his crime resulted from jumping a traffic signal under the influence of drugs or alcohol.



Bu Farroucha suggested that a minimum Dh20,000 fine be imposed in addition to two- to five-year jail terms when a traffic offender causes the death of more than three people. If these deaths are caused by jumping a traffic signal, he said, the offence should invite a three- to seven-year jail terms and a Dh30,000 fine. The convict's driving licence should be suspended by the court for at least 12 months, he concluded



Serious traffic offence



As many as 147 cases of deaths caused by traffic accidents were investigated by the Traffic Prosecution in 2013, while 115 similar cases were examined in 2012



The Traffic Court suspended 62 driving licences in 2013 and 63 in 2012



As much as Dh12,230,000 was paid in blood money in 2013 while in 2012, the amount was Dh12,290,000



The Traffic Prosecution ordered 50 and 44 traffic cases be closed and not referred to the court in 2013 and 2012, respectively


 


Khaleej Times




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