Why drivers need to be safe on the road this Ramadan

A leading road safety advocate has issued a reminder urging motorists to ensure extra caution on the city’s roads during the season.

update_7Having analysed insurance data from the Ramadan period last year, RoadSafetyUAE found that the majority of accidents took place in the late morning rush hours with 17% of claims being made between 10am and 11am. Tuesday emerged as the most dangerous day in terms of reported claims, while Saturday was the least hazardous day for drivers.

The report also showed that drivers aged 40 years old and above were more often involved in traffic accidents than any other age group. Men also had more than three times as many claims than women did during the period.

Thomas Edelmann, managing director of RoadSafetyUAE, advises drivers, especially those who are fasting, to be aware of their limitations, to drive defensively, wear seatbelts and plan carefully so as to avoid the need to drive at speed.

“Motorists must realise that, even if they arrive late for a Ramadan event, people will understand,” he pointed out.

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