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250 road accidents in Dubai on first day of Ramadan

Dubai Police urges drivers to abide by lane discipline and pay attention

250 road accidents in Dubai on first day of Ramadan
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A total of 250 road accidents were reported in Dubai on the first day of Ramadan on Monday, said a Dubai Police official.

Two of the accidents were ‘series’, Lt Col Khazraj Al Khazraji, deputy director of the Command and Control Room at Dubai Police’s Operations Department, told Gulf News.

“Speeding and reckless driving by some drivers just before iftar and not leaving a safe distance between vehicles were some of the reasons behind the accidents,” he said.

“Not abiding by lane discipline and lack of attention while driving increased the number and severity of traffic accidents,” said Al Khazraji.

He urged motorists to ensure their path is clear when driving, especially in residential areas and areas where it is common for pedestrians to cross.

“People should be inspired by the spirit of Ramadan and avoid harassing people and annoy them with bad traffic behaviour, which is against Islamic teachings,” he said. “People should abide by traffic rules and regulations.”

Al Khazraji urged people to call 999 in emergencies and 901 with non-urgent concerns.

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Arsal 3 years ago

The first achievement by the authorities already comes to light, all the saliks and the cameras are of no use, not to mention the area towards SMBZ road, Nahda and the whole of Sharjah which was in a deplorable state on the eve of Ramadan.....ppl would love to know what all that major confusion and traffic was about?

concerned 3 years ago

At least the police know the number of accidents, that is true, what about the ones like myself on SZ road where I missed 2 cars from hitting me and one them then is upset with me for warning him with a slight honk.
And this was at 10.30 am when traffic was a bit low.