Muscat: Jumping red light signal has decreased in Oman
In a statement Oman news agency said: The Director of Traffic Violations Department at the General Traffic Department reveals that the rate of overtaking in the red light signal has decreased by 67 percent in 2020 compared to 2015, as a result of vehicle drivers’ commitment to traffic rules and regulations.
The Director of the Traffic Violations Department at the General Traffic Department added, in a statement to the Oman News Agency, that the percentage of red light violations exceeded 0.6 percent of the total violations recorded in 2020 stipulated in the violations list in the executive regulations of the Traffic Law.
And it indicated that the procedures for dealing with the driver of the vehicle, who was proven to have crossed the red signal, is to detain the driver of the violating vehicle for a period of no more than (48) hours and seize the vehicle for a period not exceeding two weeks, with the issuance of a first-class violation report, and three points are counted on the violator.
She stated that the red signal is one of the traffic signs that have a major role in regulating traffic, noting that failure to comply with it results in serious traffic accidents, and that bypassing the red signal and not stopping the vehicle driver when passing on a road in which the red light is lit leads to “Control the violator in accordance with the provisions of the Traffic Law and its implementing regulations that implement him with all means of control and electronic technologies.”
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