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Abu Dhabi Traffic Police warn about unsafe ways to transport bicycles


(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

ABU DHABI 31st December 2015 (WAM) -- The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has warned motorists about the risks of failing to secure their bicycles during transport which may cause bikes to fall off into oncoming or following traffic and cause serious accidents. The directorate noted that drivers who fail to safely attach their bicycles will be fined AED200 and have their vehicle impounded for one week as per Article 80 of the Traffic Code.

Colonel Mohammad Dahi Chief of the Traffic Investigation Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police advised individuals to safely attach their bikes while hauling them around on their vehicles. He also called upon them to use bicycle lanes and tracks to always use a front lamp and a rear light or reflector after dark avoid carrying any other passenger on the bike avoid being towed by another bicycle or vehicle and refrain from bicycling side by side on the road.

The Chief of the Traffic Investigation Section urged motorists to use properly installed bike racks to transport their bicycles. He said "Bike racks are easy to install they secure bikes in place and do not cause damage to the vehicle. Transporting the bike inside the vehicle may block the driver's view out of rear windows ultimately posing a risk to the driver and other road users."


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