On March 1st, the UAE is implementing tougher laws when it comes to reckless driving.
According to this article:
On March 1, the new Unified Federal Traffic Law comes into effect putting in place hefty penalties for serious traffic offences as well as black points against the licence of the driver.
Basically, drivers will start earning "black points" whenever they break the law, with a maximum of 24 black points incurred in a year.
It's about time something like this was implemented, especially given the fact that 1,056 people died in 2007 alone due to wreckless driving. That's practically 3 deaths a day! Waaaaay too many lives lost!
Setting up rules and regulations is great, but the real question is, will these be enforced? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.