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Dubai Police record 1,598 traffic accidents during Eid Al Fitr holiday
Police outline major aim to raise awareness of the dangers of careless driving
Its all about the person who is driving, if he/she got training for 5 years but if he is careless and not following the law, anything can happen
Shahzad Qayyum, Ajman
I witnessed over the Eid holiday a Taxi driver crossing the Red Light and making a U-Turn from the Second Lane. I think being stict on Cab Drivers and Mini-Bus drivers. I have even seen a Mini bus driving at 130km swerving from one lane to another, it was like Mario Karts.
change can be brought only by using a full force by electronic and print media, by mobilizing and spiriting values demand's and uae citizens > expat or locals < and to ban all racist and speed provoking movies like fast and furious movies and games, change and peace will difinitely come to the roads
It's funny how all those sexist posts came when the woman had her accident. Now tell me, the majority who caused these accidents, were they Male/Female? "Women should be banned from driving" No, MEN should be banned from driving, the number of accidents and road deaths would be much much lesser.
Kaltham Al Ali, Abu Dhabi
Best solution is to run an excercise for all drivers with more than 3 years of license to undergo Driving test again !
Best Way to Reduce the Accidents is to make people careful while driving so to make them careful impose heavy fines even for a small mistake or confiscate license or ban them from driving or 6 months or more.
I commend the Dubai Police organization. They dealt with this car accident phenomenon with professionalism.
As a deterrent I would recommend that general public should be allowed to report to the RTA instances of dangerous driving; i.e. indiscriminate lane changing, driving too close and general misbehaviour on roads so the drivers can be cautioned. Speed cameras are not sufficient deterrents!!!
S Km, Dubai
Its very disappointing to see these figures...During Eid, celebrations are good, but people should learn to respect others also on the road....should learn to care about the value of life of oneself and others....I was on Jebal Hafeet with family on Thursday and it was crowded with people dancing and singing loudly and disturbing others...and also they were driving recklessly in the road to the top of the mountains. these should be restricted in order to help the families who wants to spend some time....happily to celebrate Eid.
It proves how wreckless people are in dubai, espacilly four wheel drivers who thought they bought the road along with car. no lane or line discipline.
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