UAE: Lack of indicators, sudden swerving lead to serious road accidents, Sharjah Police say

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah Filed on March 25, 2021
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Motorists continue to commit offence frequently on highways.

Failure to give an indicator while changing lanes, especially on highways, ranked among the top reasons for serious accidents in Sharjah, authorities said.

Captain Saud Al-Shaiba, Director of the Awareness and Traffic Information department of Sharjah Police said that despite a penalty of Dh400 and three black points, motorists, especially transport fleet drivers, continue to commit this offence frequently on highways.

“Failure to give indicators while changing lanes poses a serious danger to other drivers and could result in death on the road,” he warned.

There were 64 serious accidents in Sharjah in 2020. Sharjah Police has launched major awareness campaigns in recent years to bring down the number of accidents. Captain Al Shaibah said police recently concluded its awareness campaign titled: Stay in your lane ... Secure your Safety’ to spread awareness on the dangers of sudden swerving while driving.

He said the campaign was launched across various media and in multiple languages (Arabic, English, and Hindi) in view of high accident rates caused by drivers’ failure to adhere to lanes.

Afkar Abdullah

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