Dubai: 66 Traffic Accidents Recorded In 3 hours

A staggering 66 road accidents took place in Dubai from 6 am to 9 am on Monday due to the prevailing weather conditions.

The Dubai Police received 1,812 phone calls during the same period on Monday morning, Brigadier General Dr Khalid Al Marri, acting director of the operations room, said.  Luckily, the mishaps were not serious and no injuries were reported.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, called on drivers to exercise caution on the roads during rainy weather.

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He said drivers should leave sufficient distance between vehicles and adjust their speed accordingly.

“Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery,” he said.

Dubai Police said it has stepped up patrols to deal with any incidents in the mountainous areas and places of running flood.

Motorists are also urged not to use their vehicles across desert areas, especially after the rains.

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Source: Arabian Business