United Arab Emirates: Saving or sharing excerpts from accident can land you in jail


Abu Dhabi: Filming and photographing accidents, or sharing accident-related clips and footage on social media, are crimes that could result in jail terms and fines for offenders, Abu Dhabi authorities have warned .

In fact, a fine of 1000 Dh can be immediately imposed on “rubberized” people or vehicles gathering at the scene of the accident to take a look.

The recall follows an incident of overcrowding that occurred when a fire broke out in a residential building in the Al Zaafaranah neighborhood in the capital. A clip shared by Abu Dhabi police shows officials scrambling to disperse passers-by.

Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defense urged residents to refrain from hurrying to crash sites and near fires, saying such behavior is hampering emergency response for those in need. injured and affected people. Local residents must make way for ambulances, civil protection vehicles and the police so that victims can be rescued and treated as soon as possible.

Abu Dhabi police added that overcrowding at crash sites also puts passers-by themselves at risk, including injuries and crushes.

Traffic fines are detailed in Abu Dhabi Ministerial Resolution No.178 for 2017 on “Traffic Control Rules and Procedures”, while penalties for sharing clips and images from the website of the accident are listed in the UAE Section 197 (bis 2) test. Penal Code.


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