DUBAI 5 February 2019: A total of 66 traffic accidents were reported in Dubai yesterday due to rain, according to the Dubai Police Command and Control Unit.
Police received more than 1,812 emergency calls from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director General of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, urged motorists to keep a safe distance between cars and adjust their speed to the weather conditions. “Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery,” he added.
Brig. Al Mazrouei said accidents happen during bad weather conditions that cause low visibility tend to be more severe, pointing out that Dubai Police did not record any serious accidents or injuries. “People should follow safety instructions and regulation to avoid any accidents,” he said.
Dubai Police have stepped up the level of readiness to deal with any incidents in the mountainous areas and places of running flood and neighboring areas. The force has also stepped up the level of readiness in the desert areas, which have been recently popular among members of the public due to change in temperatures, said Wam.
The Dubai Police have increased the number of patrols in mountainous areas to be always ready to deal with emergencies 24 hours a day. Residents are advised to stay away from places of water pools and valleys when the weather is unstable.
Motorists are also urged not to use their vehicles across desert areas, especially after the rains, because of the great danger to their lives.