Within the next three months, a new rule on seatbelt safety will come into effect, as announced by Dubai Police.
The new law states, that it is mandatory for every passenger in a car to wear a seatbelt while traveling. Drivers that fail to ensure that all adults and children are securely fastened, will face a fine of AED 400 and will receive four black points.
This new rule has been welcomed by Dubai Police and the general public, and is aligned with safely rules in most other developed nations. Further measures are being drafted targeting the narrow-style minibuses seen transporting service industry workers.
Research by the AAA has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.In light trucks, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate-to-critical injury by 65 percent.
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Posted by Maye Rosales on 29th March 2017