How to stay safe while driving during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

Road Safety UAE has released some tips on avoiding road traffic accidents

How to stay safe while driving during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

We’ve all noticed that the roads are busier at certain times during Ramadan, and Road Safety UAE has issued a serious of tips to help us stay safe whilst driving. 

The road safety-portal wants to remind us that road traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities can peak at this time of year.

Based on the company’s Ramadan accident survey from 2017, they discovered that motorists over 40 years old and male motorists are especially vulnerable, peak accident timings are around 10am to 11am, Tuesdays are the most dangerous days to travel and Sundays are the least dangerous.

Road Safety UAE also says: “Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can affect our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction.

"In addition to fasting, the often unusual and irregular meal timings and sleep patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction.”

Sunset is also reported to be a problematic time to be on the roads, as motorists may be rushing towards their Iftar appointments.

Motorists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and cyclists are also urged to be extra careful in the hours leading up to iftar as well.

Take care on the roads everyone.

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