Dubai Police logged nearly 25,000 emergency phone calls and reported to the scene of around 1,600 traffic accidents over the Eid Al Fitr holiday, officials reported.
Over the holiday weekend, 1,598 traffic accidents, ranging from mild aliments to severe injuries were logged, Colonel Khazraj Majid Mohammad, Deputy Director of the Command and Control Centre at the Dubai Police Department, told Gulf News.
The department received a total of 24,838 phone calls during the holiday weekend to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the report added.
The accidents were mainly caused by speeding, drivers veering into the wrong lanes or lack of concentration, it was said.
As a result, police said it is planning to launch a series of campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of better driving.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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