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Authorities to slap Dh1000 fine for motorists throwing used medical protective equipment on roads

UAE calls on motorists to dispose of their one-time-use medical protective equipment properly and warned that erring motorists will be fined Dh1000 and given six black points.
Sharjah Police recently posted a video on their Twitter page urging the public to not just help maintain the cleanliness of the roads, but more importantly, to avoid possible transmission of communicable ailments, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Throwing health supplies after using them such as gloves and masks affects the safety of community members and contributes to the transmission of infection to others,” said the statement from Sharjah Police.
Authorities reminded motorists of the provision within the UAE’s Traffic Law that prohibits literring on the roads.
“Where Article 71 of the Traffic Law stipulates the signing of a fine of one thousand dirhams (Dh1000) and the registration of six traffic points for anyone who throws trash from the vehicle,” said the reminder.
As of press time, the UAE has 4933 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 28 deaths and 933 recoveries.

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