You’ve either been the one in a rush tailgating or had someone add enormous pressure on your driving because they’re tailing right behind you- either way, Abu Dhabi is no longer having it.
Tailgating, in case you didn’t know, is when a driver drives behind another car without much distance apart, which could end in an accident if that vehicle in front suddenly stops.
As of January 15, 2020, a new camera system will be placed in the capital’s highways to catch tailgaters in action
Those who stick behind another car too close and flash their lights will be caught by the Smart system.
The recommended distance between two vehicles is 56metres if driving at 100km/h
The Abu Dhabi Police says it will warn motorists who do not comply with the new rule with an SMS and repeat offenders can be fined up to AED400 and 4 black points.