Dubai: An Emirati woman was saved by traffic police patrols in Dubai while she was driving her car on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. The 20-year-old woman said she lost control of the car when the cruise control failed while driving at a high speed.

The Emirati woman told the police that she went through a few minutes of horror on Saturday before she could stop her car at Al Muhaisna interchange on the way to Al Warqa.

Maj Gen Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Police Traffic Department, said on Saturday that the woman was driving home when she felt that there was something wrong with her car and she couldn’t stop it or reduce its speed.

He said Dubai Police moved quickly when the control room received a call from the driver who could not control her car on the highway.

“Three police patrols moved towards the car which was moving at unspecified speed before Al Warqa bridge,” he said.

Maj Gen Al Zafein said the car was followed by police patrols who tried to force the car to stop slowly.

“The girl was panicking and she told police over the phone that she was trying to regain control of the car but she failed,” he said.

He said police tried to block the road for other cars and they tried to instruct the woman on the safest way to stop the car.

Major General Al Zafein said it took the police patrols four minutes to stop the car and rescue the woman.