This nationality causes the most accidents during Ramadan in UAE
Older and male motorists must take extra caution during Ramadan.
A new study has revealed that most accidents during the holy month of Ramadan took place during the morning rush hour from 9am to 10am.
39 per cent of the accidents during Ramadan were caused by Indians, it has been revealed.
The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body - especially when coinciding with the hot summer season like this year. Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can limit our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction. In addition to fasting, the unusual eating and sleeping patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction.
The survey by RoadSafetyUAE, QIC Insured and Gargash Insurance Brokers analyzed the 1,845 reported accidents/claims during Ramadan last year to understand the risks involved. Most the accidents (3.9 per cent) took place on Wednesday, while Sunday being the start of the week, was the safest.
Frederik Bisbjerg, QIC Insured Executive Vice President, MENA Retail states: "Based on this survey, we want to flag these 3 main findings:
1. Especially older motorists (40+) must take extra caution
2. Mind the morning rush-hours
3. Male motorists need to pay extra attention towards their driving attitude!"
Thomas Edelmann, Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE comments: "It is of utmost importance to know how the Ramadan lifestyle can affect our own behavior, as well as the behavior of other traffic participants."
He provides 5 Ramadan tips for motorists:
1. Be aware of your own limitations.
2. Watch out for other traffic participants potentially under the same limitations.
3. Expect the unexpected - we all must drive defensively!
4. Plan your schedule properly and leave early to avoid the need of rushing and speeding.
5. Always wear your seat belt - Ramadan is a good time to start this habit!
The complete list of Ramadan related 'Tips & Tricks' can be found on http://www.roadsafetyuae.com/ramadan/
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