UAE issues driver guidelines ahead of Eid

UAE attempts to avoid accidents during the busy celebratory period.
Roads in Dubai.
Roads in Dubai.


The Ministry of Interior has urged motorists to adhere to traffic regulations during Eid-Al-Fitr and has issued a series of tips to avoid accidents during the celebratory period.

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, director-general of the Traffic Coordination Department at the Ministry, said that work at traffic departments will be intensified and the number of traffic police patrols will be increased in all streets and roads during what is expected to be a busy period for the department, the WAM news agency said.

Brigadier Al Zaabi also issues guidelines to help drivers avoid accidents:

  • Maintain a safe distance between vehicles
  • Do not stop or park illegally, causing any obstruction in traffic
  • Drivers must not park in areas designated for people with special needs, Civil Defence or emergency services
  • Drivers must adhere to all speed limits
  • Watch-out for other motorists
  • Always wear seat-belts
  • Prevent children under ten years old from sitting in the front seats
  • Never use mobile phones while driving to call or text

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