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Drive safe for a safe Ramadan, say cops

Drive safe for a safe Ramadan, say cops

The Ajman Police announced that it will deploy additional patrols in areas that witness heavy traffic during Iftar time.



By Afkar Abdullah - Principal Correspondent/amira Agarib - Principal Correspondent

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 11:48 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Abu Dhabi/Dubai/Ajman — At least three major accidents were reported in Dubai on Wednesday, the eve of Ramadan, including one in which a young policeman died while directing traffic. These accidents have prompted the police forces across the country to intensify police patrolling.

The Ajman Police announced that it will deploy additional patrols in areas that witness heavy traffic during Iftar time.

Colonel Ali Al Musai, Director of traffic at the Ajman Police, said these patrols will help curb reckless driving before Iftar. Patrols will also be deployed in areas that witness heavy pedestrian traffic to curb run-over accidents.

Col Al Musai urged drivers to exercise caution when driving back home for Iftar. He also advised them to not park their cars on road shoulders.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police will be intensifying traffic control on roads in the city and near markets, commercial centres and mosques. This comes within the traffic safety plan launched by the directorate in order to reduce all causes of accidents, fatalities and serious injuries, the police announced.

Police patrols will prevent residents and citizens from parking their cars in a “haphazard manner” during the Taraweeh prayers.

Lieutenant-Colonel Hamad bin Atilah Al Shamesi, acting Head of Traffic and Patrols Investigation Section, urged pedestrians to cross roads only from designated areas.

He called on motorists to pay attention to pedestrian movement, which tends to increase after Iftar. He urged them to give priority to pedestrians and to reduce speed in residential and crowded areas.

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