Need for stricter control

TWO ghastly accidents took place on the Sharjah-Al Dhaid road between the 8th and 10th interchanges due to the thick fog which enveloped the area two days ago. A number of nationals and expatriates were killed or injured in the accidents which were also because some motorists were speeding despite and in spite of the foggy conditions.



By (The Monitor)

Published: Sat 6 Aug 2005, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:11 PM

What has happened has happened. Nothing can be done about it after the event. But we can at least tell the traffic bodies in the area concerned as well as to those in other areas this: You (the traffic departments) have sophisticated devices, which monitor and forecast expected weather conditions — whether for the month ahead, or for the day unfolding. And everyone knows that thick fog always tends to envelop the country at this time of the year.

Traffic patrol men riding on motorbikes or in vehicles could have been deployed on highways to control vehicular traffic. Motorists, once they spot traffic policemen would abide by the speed limit.

Adherence to the speed limit is an individual attitude, but the fact remains that some motorists act only under strict control.

The deterrent is the intensive deployment of traffic police on the streets, and on the highways.


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