By Marouf Hussain www.drivearabia.com
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has warned motorists they will face stiff penalties if they disobey rules set for the roads the Dubai Tram shares with. The Dubai Tram is set to begin operations officially from November 11th.
RTA has urged motorists, and pedestrians as well, to learn the new signs and pavement markings which have been put up along the 10.6 km tram network. The trams are set to pass through at least 30 junctions, crossings and intersections starting from Dubai Marina and stretching up to the Tram Depot near the Dubai Police Academy.
Penalties for not following the rules range from Dhs 2,000 to Dhs 30,000, along with the driver’s license being suspended for a certain time period, depending on how serious the offence is.
The largest fine is for jumping the red light at a tram intersection and causing a fatal accident. More info