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Swerving causes many road accidents in Ras Al Khaimah

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Ras Al Khaimah - Brigadier Dr Mohamed Saeed Al Humaidi, director of central operations, RAK Police, underlined that sudden diversion posed a grave risk to road users' safety.



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 14 Mar 2021, 5:00 PM

Sudden diversion or swerving has been found to be behind many road accidents in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, a senior police officer has said.

Brigadier Dr Mohamed Saeed Al Humaidi, director of central operations, RAK Police, underlined that sudden diversion posed a grave risk to road users' safety.

"It has been blamed for many traffic accidents and casualties in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and across the nation."

The RAK Police have launched several campaigns to sensitise motorists about the hazards of this traffic violation, he added.

"The campaigns, which will continue till the end of this March, are part of the efforts to boost traffic safety and reach the target of only three deaths per 100,000 by the end of 2021."

As per the federal traffic law, a fine of Dh1,000 plus four traffic black points shall be slapped against any driver involved in sudden diversion, Al Humaidi warned.

“Sudden swerving causes extreme danger and confusion for road users, particularly on highways, as violators change lanes without using signals."

Most of the time, this happens because of the driver’s lack of attention while driving, he explained.

"The motorists must make sure that there are no incoming vehicles before changing lanes. They should also use indicators."

Ahmad Salem, an Egyptian lecturer, said recently, he had to honk several times to alert a driver moving inattentively into his lane while texting. "I alerted him in the nick of time."

Ashraf Aziz, a Moroccan translator, said he has had an accident recently because of a sudden diversion from a speeding motorist ahead.

"Everything was fine until a speeding driver appeared from nowhere while racing and swerving. I could not help colliding with a side car," he said, noting that the cops managed to track him down shortly and impounded his car.

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