Sharjah Police step up patrols on roads near camping zones

Police patrol car and bike in action on the Sharjah roads
Police patrol car and bike in action on the Sharjah roads

Sharjah - 20 accidents took place in a single day on two key stretches



By Afkar Abdullah

Published: Sun 28 Jan 2018, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Jan 2018, 6:51 PM

The Sharjah Police have stepped up inspection on roads that lead to desert camping areas in the central region, after 20 accidents were reported in a single day on Saturday on two key stretches - including Malaiha Road and Al Dhaid Road.
The traffic police said that despite the efforts to reduce serious road accidents, they have continued unabated due to breach of rules by the drivers.
Following a spate of accidents, the Sharjah Police have increased the number of mobile radars, cameras and patrols to pounce on violations and ensure safety, especially during the weekends. Some of the desert campers take Malaiha Road, which is highly accident-prone.
The Sharjah Police will continue a three-month campaign, which focuses on improving the behaviour of motorists and spreading traffic culture. To sensitize people, traffic safety brochures and literature will be distributed to the public in various parts of the emirate. Awareness will also be disseminated using the social media, mostly about the dangers of speeding violations.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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