On Monday, police shared a video on Twitter that showed several examples of tailgating on some of the Abu Dhabi's motorways.
It said in a statement that drivers who did not leave a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them would be sent a text message warning them that they would be fined the next time they tailgate.
If caught again by the smart system, motorists will be given a Dh400 fine and earn four black points on their licence. It is unclear what distance the cameras will deem to be tailgating but it will likely depend on the speed limit on the road.
Traffic cameras that can detect tailgating will be activated across Abu Dhabi's roads on Wednesday, January 15.