Ramadan is a very special time but sometimes run-up to iftar may lead to tragic accidents. As most of the traffic accidents happen in the minutes before iftar, Dubai Police has urged motorists to slow down and be extra careful when driving on roads. Here are the most accident-prone roads in Dubai to drive carefully. Best is to avoid and steer clear of these busy roads especially when drivers rush home to break their fast.
Accident-prone Roads in Dubai
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
- Emirates Road
- Sheikh Zayed Road
- Dubai-Al Ain Road
- Al Khail Road
Ramadan Rush Hour to Work
The early bird catches the worm, or in this case, beats the traffic jam. According to Dubai Police, their predictions estimate that drivers heading to work during Ramadan are more likely to get stuck in a jam. Traffic is expected to be at its worst from 4pm to 7pm. The Ramadan rush hour on the accident-prone roads in Dubai is the most dangerous time for drivers during the holy month, as people rush to get to where they are breaking their fast. So, wake up early for Sahoor or you might end up having a really long and unpleasant journey to the office.
How to Drive Safe in Ramadan?
- Adhere to traffic rules and know your own potential limitations.
- Drive defensively, expect the unexpected.
- Plan ahead for possible delays, add a time buffer.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Watch out for the morning rush-hours.
- Try to anticipate sudden movements by others, including motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.
- Be cautious at signals at Iftar time. Even when the light is green, don’t jump red lights.
- Don’t tailgate, Keep a sufficient distance between the vehicle in front and.
- Plan your schedule properly, leave early to avoid the need of rushing.
- Know you can run a little bit late. People will understand.
- Drive very cautious around sunset prior to Iftar.
- Try to stay off the roads at sundown.
- Use your lights during dusk, before Iftar.
- Avoid fatigue and get enough sleep.
- Pull over immediately when becoming drowsy.
- Best to use public transport or taxis.
Dubai Police Ramadan Initiative at Most Accident-prone Roads
The Dubai Police is distributing 23,040 iftar meals to motorists just before iftar time in the first week of Ramadan. You can find them at junctions witnessing heavy traffic in the city. Perhaps, it’s part of their campaign of safe Ramadan. At least, this will encourage drivers to slow down and not exceed speed limits to get home for iftar.
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