It’s human instinct to look at something of interest, we all have the tendency to do it. But there’s a time where it’s acceptable and there is a time where it isn’t. Traffic accidents are one of those that you shouldn’t be looking at them as it can land you in some hot water.
As per the police, rubbernecking and crowds can also cause even more problems including delaying emergency vehicles and rescue vehicles to the scene. Distracted drivers and individuals can cause further issues and potentially more accidents while distracted.
In an effort to put a stop to rubberneckers and crowds of people swarming around the scene of an accident, UAE Police will issue an AED 3,000 fine.
Additionally, residents caught posting pictures and/or videos of traffic accidents in the UAE will be handed a large fine ranging from AED 150,000 to AED 500,000 and/or six months in prison.
The harsh penalties fall under the UAE’s Cybercrime Law No 5 of 2012, Article No. 21, which prohibits anyone to use any electronic device that invades a person’s privacy,
Earlier this month, UAE Police implemented new fines for drivers not giving way to Emergency and official vehicles. AED 3,000, six black points (traffic points) and vehicle confiscation for 30 days.