UAE weather: 6 safety tips motorists can follow during intense fog

Failing to abide by the rules can cause traffic accidents, warn police



By Web Desk

Published: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 8:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 11:54 PM

Abu Dhabi Police on Monday called on motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility. The authority urged drivers to follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards.

Amidst the fog alerts issued in the country by several authorities, Abu Dhabi Police has also shared a video showing a few crucial steps drivers in the UAE can follow during conditions of low visibility to ensure their own safety and safety of those around them.

The video warns that failing to follow the rules of the road during reduced visibility can cause traffic accidents.

"While driving, follow these steps for your safety and the safety of others", it adds.

Here is the full list of suggested precautions:

  • If fog is spreading, be sure to use your fog lights
  • Increase your speed gradually
  • Double the safety distance between you and other vehicles
  • Stay in your lane and ignore anything that might distract you
  • Avoid overtaking or changing lanes without checking that the road is free
  • In extremely dense fog where visibility is near zero, park your vehicle in a safe place and turn on your hazard lights

Abu Dhabi Police have also warned motorists to be aware of the weather conditions, and to take note of changed speed limits on the signs and electronic boards.

"We are all responsible for road safety", the video concludes.

"Follow these tips for a safe road, and be part of its safety."

NCM warns of fog formation, poor visibility

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has also called on road users and motorists to take all precautions and follow the traffic regulations due to fog formation and low visibility.

In a statement, NCM said horizontal visibility may drop even further at times over some coastal and internal areas from Monday 10pm until Tuesday 9am (September 13).

anjali@khaleejtimes.com

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