Dubai's drivers caught with empty petrol tanks to pay-up!
Running out of fuel on the road in Dubai is a danger to other motorists as well as an impediment to traffic flow; cars which run out of fuel in similar circumstances are likely to be fined AED 200.
Saif Al Zaffin, Director at the Traffic Department in Dubai Police said that there have been several incidents where police officers have fined people for running out of fuel, after assisting them of course. Ensuring that there is always sufficient fuel in your car is an important matter.
“A media person recently ran out of fuel and ended up obstructing traffic movement. This is dangerous and accidents can happen,” Maj Gen Zaffin said. The car stopped in the middle of the road and a Dubai Police patrol which was passing by stopped to help. “If the car stops on a highway it will collide with more cars come from the rear and cause fatal accidents,” Maj Gen Zaffin said.
In spite of there being no specific law imposed on running out of fuel, the general called on the public to avoid such violations because it is still considered a violation of traffic to stop in the middle of the road.