Dubai fog causes 140 road accidents

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Thick fog caused 140 road accidents across Dubai on Sunday, according to Dubai Police.

Traffic also was far more congested than usual.

Director of the Dubai Command and Control Centre Brigadier Omar Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi said in a statement there were 900 phone calls to police relating to fog-covered roads between 3am and 9am.

Al Shamsi said police used flashing lights to warn motorists of accidents, rather than blocking entire lanes in an effort to reduce the impact on traffic flow.

He urged motorists to check their cars lights and windshield wipers were working properly before driving and to drive carefully by slowing down and keeping a safe distance behind other vehicles.

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Posted by: Khawar Nehal

Any ideas on how to reduce bad driving ? Can we have an SMS service where we report bad driving and if someone gets 100 complaints from different people, then they can be called for questioning. Any better idea ?

Posted by: twistedtory

These accidents were not caused by fog, but by bad drivers - those in too much of a hurry, speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without looking and without warning. I see it every day. Every day on my drive from Arabian Ranches to DIFC, I see at least one accident and 99.9% of the time, there is no fog, no problem with visibility or conditions, only with drivers who refuse to follow rules or drive with any consideration for the safety of others. I hope that Dubai Police will start to jail people for reckless driving, not simply fine them, as clearly fines are not working.

Posted by: MoiCynical

These accidents were not caused by fog, but by bad EXPAT drivers

Here I fixed that for you so there will be no complains.

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