Police ask drivers to reduce speed during UAE rainy weather

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on November 20, 2019
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The police also urged drivers to commit to preventive procedures in unstable weather.

The Abu Dhabi Police have urged drivers to follow safe driving practices during rainy  weather conditions in the coming days, and reduce their speed to 80kmph.

The move comes as part of the police carrying out the decision of the Traffic Safety Committee related to unstable weather conditions.

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The police also urged drivers to commit to preventive procedures, such as stopping their vehicles in low visibility, while highlighting the importance of leaving an appropriate gap between vehicles to avoid accidents.

The police also stressed the need to follow instructions on smart signs, and urged drivers to follow its messages sent via social media, which will aim to help them travel through the unstable weather. It also instructed drivers to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to drive in bad weather conditions.

General Headquarter of Dubai Police also issued a speed advisory, urging motorists to be cautious when driving in rainy conditions and abide by the safety instructions and regulation to avoid any accidents.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director General of Traffic Department at Dubai Police said: "Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It's also

He added that accidents happen during bad weather conditions tend to be more severe, pointing out that Dubai Police have not yet recorded any serious accidents or injuries.

The UAE department for rain enhancement tweeted on Wednesday that cloud seeding operations were being carried out to increase the amount of rainfall in the country.

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