Gulf News takes a look at previous incidents involving malfunctioning cruise control systems in the UAE:
March 11, 2014: Dubai Police help an Emirati man whose cruise control malfunctions while driving his car at a speed of 140km/h on Emirates Road.
July 25, 2013: Traffic Police save the life of an Emirati man whose cruise control fails while he is driving his four-wheel vehicle at a speed of 139km/h on Maliha Road on the way to Sharjah.
July 12, 2013: An Emirati woman is saved by traffic police patrols in Dubai while driving her car on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. Her cruise control fails while driving at high speed.
February 11, 2013: An Emirati mother saves the lives of her three daughters, her sister and a housemaid who were with her after the car’s cruise control fails at a speed of 138km/h on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road on the way to Ras Al Khaimah.
August 30, 2012: Ras Al Khaimah Traffic and Patrol Department’s Rescue division rescues a man whose vehicle’s cruise control system gets stuck at 120km/h on Emirates Road.
February 25, 2012: Police rescue an Emirati man after he loses control over his vehicle’s car’s cruise control system at 160km/h. He activated the mechanism on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain highway, but couldn’t turn it off.
Source: Gulf News