Dubai fog causes 140 road accidents

Thick fog caused 140 road accidents across Dubai on Sunday, according to Dubai Police
Dubai fog causes 140 road accidents
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By Courtney Trenwith
Sun 12 May 2013 05:29 PM

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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