Dubai sees 253 road accidents in 7 hours due to rain


By A. Agarib

The Dubai Police has recorded at least 253 traffic accidents and received 3,200 calls in a span of seven hours from 6 am to 1 pm as heavy to moderate rain hit most areas of the country on Wednesday. 

1Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the General Department of Traffic of Dubai Police, advised motorists to be careful and abide by safety rules during the rainy season and to take all preventive measures and obey traffic rules like reducing speed and leaving enough distance between cars.

He said there is always high possibility for occurrence of traffic accidents because of low visibility, especially if drivers speed up or drive recklessly.

He also warned drivers that the weather condition will be unstable as per the advise of National Center of Meteorology and Seismology.

Al Mazroui said Dubai traffic police are stationed at junctions and intersections at crowded areas and internal roads and highways to immediately intervene in case of emergencies. More info