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Abu Dhabi police warn against taking and posting photos of accident sites

Abu Dhabi police warn against taking and posting photos of accident sites

Posting photos or videos of accident sites on social media can lead to a jail term and a fine of up to Dhs150,000

Abu Dhabi police has warned people against crowding and taking photos at accident sites, stressing that posting such photos on social media is against the law.

It has also launched a campaign with telecoms provider du to raise awareness about the issue.

Taking and posting photos or videos of accident sites on social media can lead to a jail term and a fine of up to Dhs150,000, under the UAE’s cybercrime law.

In July, Abu Dhabi police confirmed that 71 residents had been fined for filming accidents in the past six months.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, director of Traffic and Patrols of Abu Dhabi Police stressed that crowding and taking photos at accident sites is a “negative social phenomenon that delays the work of traffic patrols, ambulances and civil defense vehicles which will result in worsening the condition of the injured or may even cause fatalities”.

He urged people to consider the serious consequences of such ” uncivilized behaviour” which may endanger their lives and the lives of others.

 

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Abu Dhabi Police collaborates with Du in campaign against crowding and taking photos at accident sites . Abu Dhabi Police in collaboration with Du ( Emirates integrated telecommunications company) has launched a campaign against crowding and taking photos at accident. The campaign themed ” Post Wisely” will continue until October 2018. Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, director of Traffic and Patrols of Abu Dhabi Police stressed that crowding and taking photos at accident sites is a negative social phenomenon that delays the work of traffic patrols, ambulances and civil defense vehicles which will result in worsening the condition of the injured or may even cause fatalities. He indicated that the campaign aims at raising the community members awareness on the serious consequences of this ” uncivilized behavior” which may endangers their lives and the lives of others. The campaign is implemented by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate and the Security Media Department of Abu Dhabi Police . For his part, Abdulwahid Jum’a Executive Vice- President of Brand and Corporate Communications said, “As a national company, we believe in our responsibility towards supporting the community issues that help build a strong prosperous society.” He praised cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police which enhaces the community’s awareness on the importance of avoiding crowding and taking photos at accident sites. Du has earlier launched its second ‘Post Wisely’ campaign under the title of ‘ If it were your pain, would you share it.?’ The campaign aims at inspiring constructive discussions on the importance of the responsible sharing of posts and promoting good ethics online. Everyone can simply join this discussion by following #Post_Wisely . #الإمارات #أبوظبي #شرطة_أبوظبي #أخبار_شرطة_أبوظبي #الإعلام_الأمني #UAE #AbuDhabi #ADPolice #ADPolice_news #security_media

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The campaign themed ‘Post Wisely’ will continue until October 2018 and is being implemented by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate and the Security Media Department of Abu Dhabi Police.

The UAE and all the other Gulf states have very strict laws governing the use of social media in the country.

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