Ramadan: UAE warns against speeding vehicles for Iftar, Taraweeh prayers

Ramadan: UAE warns against speeding vehicles for Iftar, Taraweeh prayers

UAE authorities have warned motorists against speeding to reach home before Iftar and Taraweeh prayers, noting that it is one of the major reasons resulting in traffic accidents during the holy month of Ramadan.

According to the Ras Al-Khaimah traffic department, previous year's statistics show that primary reasons for accidents include non-compliance with traffic laws, overspeeding, and jumping a red light.

Speaking in this regard, Brigadier Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Hamidi, Director General of Central Operations at Ras Al Khaimah Police Traffic, stated that studies have confirmed that more than half of the traffic accidents that took place during Ramadan in recent years occurred before sunset and iftar.

He underlined a few prominent mistakes made by motorists during Ramadan:

· Driving at high speed, especially before Iftar

· Driving while exhausted

· Not getting adequate sleep before driving

· Overtaking wrongfully due to urgency

· Reckless driving

· Not leaving enough distance between two vehicles

· Not complying with lane rules

· Using mobile phone while driving

· Reversing without ensuring the safety of surroundings

· Not paying attention while entering or exiting the road

· Lack of concentration during driving due to fasting


These mistakes can result in fatal and serious accidents, leading to the loss of lives, permanent injuries, and loss of properties.



According to Brigadier Dr Al-Hamidi, traffic violations also increase during Taraweeh prayers as drivers park vehicles in different places, resulting in the restriction of the movement of other cars and blocking the road for traffic.


Driver with diabetes

He further urged drivers suffering from high blood sugar to follow their health throughout the fasting period. In case of uneasiness or fatigue, drivers must stop their vehicle and call an ambulance through the central operation room to receive necessary medical support.


Fatal accidents

There have been several fatal accidents during the Holy Month. Last month, a total statistics of traffic accidents indicated that 20 serious accidents resulted in the death of three people, four severe injuries, 13 moderate injuries, and six minor injuries.

He demanded the traffic police be prepared for boosting public safety measures during the holy month and to provide necessary support and emergency assistance in such circumstances.

Police have ramped up their efforts in coordination with relevant authorities to regulate traffic near the squares and protect the safety and wellbeing of all worshippers during the holy month.

SOURCE: Khaleej Times

LINK: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/ramadan/ramadan-2022-in-uae-speeding%E2%80%8B-for-iftar-taraweeh-prayers-lead-to-fatal-accidents

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