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Dubai Police log 25,000 emergency calls over Eid

Nearly 1,600 accidents were reported over the holiday weekend

Dubai Police log 25,000 emergency calls over Eid
Dubai Police said it is planning to launch a series of campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of better driving.

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.