950 accidents in Dubai during Eid Al Adha holidays

Eid Al Adha, traffic accidents, road accident, Dubai Police

Dubai - A total of 28,603 calls were made to the police's emergency hotline 999 during the same period.



By Hesham Salah

Published: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 2:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 1:36 AM

A total of 950 traffic accidents had been reported from the beginning of Eid Al Adha until Tuesday midnight, according to the Command and Control Centre of the Dubai Police.

Colonel Turki bin Fares, director of the centre, explained that speeding, tailgating, distracted driving and sudden change of lanes were among the main reasons behind the accidents.

He urged all motorists to always drive with caution, especially at pedestrian crossings, intersections and residential areas.

Col bin Fares added that during the same period, a total of 28,603 calls were made to the police's emergency hotline 999.

He reminded the public to call 999 only for emergencies and dial 901 for all other general inquiries.

hesham@khaleejtimes.com


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