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Dubai sees 253 road accidents in 7 hours due to rain

Amira Agarib /Dubai
amira@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 9, 2016 | Last updated on March 9, 2016 at 04.32 pm
Dubai sees 253 road accidents in 7 hours due to rain

There is always high possibility for occurrence of traffic accidents because of low visibility, especially if drivers speed up or drive recklessly.

The Dubai Police has recorded at least 253 traffic accidents and received 3,200 calls in a span of seven hours from 6 am to 1 pm as heavy to moderate rain hit most areas of the country on Wednesday.

Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the General Department of Traffic of Dubai Police, advised motorists to be careful and abide by safety rules during the rainy season and to take all preventive measures and obey traffic rules like reducing speed and leaving enough distance between cars.

He said there is always high possibility for occurrence of traffic accidents because of low visibility, especially if drivers speed up or drive recklessly.

He also warned drivers that the weather condition will be unstable as per the advise of National Center of Meteorology and Seismology.

Al Mazroui said Dubai traffic police are stationed at junctions and intersections at crowded areas and internal roads and highways to immediately intervene in case of emergencies.

Meanwhile, Major Khazraj Al Khazraj, acting director of Command and Control Room of the Dubai Police, said the Dubai Police is ready to receive any calls on the emergency number 999.

He called on the residents to be on alert and also to actively cooperate with the police to reduce damages and losses that usually occur during the rainy season.

amira@khaleejtimes.com

Amira Agarib





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