Dubai Police Record 31 Traffic Accidents During Eid Holiday

During the Eid Al Fitr holiday, which lasted from the second to the eighth of this month, the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic recorded 31 traffic accidents, killing three and injuring 30 others with various injuries.

The director of the department, Brigadier General Saif Al Mazrouei, said the Dubai police were keen to secure traffic during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, through a comprehensive plan to disperse over highways and internal streets. , as well as areas where events and public attendance, especially those with commercial and entertainment centers and markets, noting that he indicated that the accidents that occurred during the holiday resulted in the death of three people and the injury of 30 people, four of whom were seriously , 20 moderate and six light.

He explained that most of the accidents occurred as a result of committing various traffic offences, including speeding, reckless driving, endangering the lives of others, insufficient distance between vehicles, lack of attention and sudden swerve, in addition to dangerous offences.

In addition, Colonel Muhammad Abdullah Al Muhairi, the acting director of the Command and Control Center Division of the General Department of Operations of the Dubai Police, said that during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, the Dubai Police Department received 128,775 calls, including 118,078 calls. . to the emergency number (999), and 10 thousand and 697 calls to the call center (901). He added that the call center received 1276 messages by email and 1730 messages via the “chat” service on the Dubai Police website, through which the dealers submitted many questions and suggestions to the call center’s specialist staff, and they were answered promptly and with a high level of professionalism.

He pointed out that the Command and Control Center department recorded many traffic accidents ranging from simple to eloquent, calling on all drivers and road users to avoid wrong driving practices and exercise caution when approaching intersections, and ensure that the street is free of pedestrians, especially in transit zones and residential areas.

Al Muhairi appealed to the public not to call the number (999) except in an emergency, and to replace it with the number (901) in non-emergency cases.

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