Iran’s state TV says 18 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate road accidents in the country.
Major General Eng. Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen praised Dubai Traffic Police for reaching 147,561 road users through the Directorate’s various initiatives launched to raise public awareness on road safety and local traffic laws and regulations.
The Dubai Police on Sunday morning handled over 1,800 emergency calls and recorded 24 traffic accidents (including two major accidents) from 6:00am until 9:00am due to the heavy fog in several areas of the emirate.
Dubai Police urge motorists to give hope to saving lives and property by giving way to firefighters, ambulance and police vehicles.
The cause of the accident was unclear, and rescue workers were still working at the scene recovering the injured and the dead and taking them to a nearby hospital, said Faiz Ullah Faraq, spokesman for the Gilgit-Baltistan region.
Abu Dhabi Police urged drivers to check the tyres of their vehicles to ensure they are safe, undamaged and announced punishment for the violators.
Rafid Automotive Solutions issued 91,000 traffic accident reports during 2019 and reduced the accident report processing time by 150 per cent to an average of just four minutes, through Rafid’s application.
Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have called on the public to avoid gathering at the site of traffic accidents or fires as it poses a threat to their lives.
Colonel Jumaa Salem Bin Suwaidan said most traffic accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including failing to keep enough distance, jaywalking and excessive speeding.