Last Updated Date 15-04-2019
203 traffic accidents reported in Dubai due to rain
Sun 14, Apr, 2019
Two hundred and three traffic accidents were reported across Dubai from Saturday 6:00 a.m. till today (Sunday) 7:00 a.m. due to unstable weather conditions.
Colonel Muhammad Abdullah Al Muhairi, Acting of the Command & Control Centre, said the centre received more than 5781 emergency calls in the same period.
Last Friday, Dubai Police officials 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," said Deputy Director of Dubai Traffic Police, Colonel Jumaa bin Suwaidan.
Col bin Suwaidan 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.
It’s worth noting that Dubai Police have stepped up the level of readiness to deal with any incidents in the mountainous areas and places of running flood and neighbouring 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.
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.Back