Punishment for safety violations in severe weather conditions
Authorities prompted people to stay indoors due to dust earlier this week
UAE residents who expose themselves and others to dangers posed by poor weather conditions could be jailed for this irresponsible behaviour.
The UAE witnessed dusty weather for two consecutive days earlier this week, reducing visibility and prompting authorities in the country to issue advisories to preferably stay indoors.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority had issued a warning last week to the public regarding the poor weather conditions due to dust storm.
Authorities also issue alerts before heavy rains in the country for the safety of the motorists so that they do not venture into wadis and low-lying areas, exposing themselves and others to dangers posed by inclement weather.
Police also issued warnings time and again, asking motorists to drive safely and cautiously in poor weather conditions for the safety of their own and others.