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The unfortunate reality of driving in Dubai is it is highly likely during your time here you will have to deal with managing a traffic accident. The following are key tips to making the process as seamless and stress free as possible. If you are involved in a traffic accident and no one is injured and the vehicle damage in minor, move your vehicle to the side of the road in order to avoid blocking traffic. Note that the car repair companies cannot accept an order without an accident report so you must call the police. If the other driver drives off without stopping and waiting for the police, go straight to the nearest police station and file a report. (more…)

cars racing 08_2015His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 29 of 2015, on impounding of vehicles in the emirate to safeguard lives and property, and to ensure traffic safety and reduce accidents.
The decree specified cases of administrative and obligatory impounding of vehicles.
Dubai police shall seize vehicles that participate in races on the road without prior permission.

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vitrionic radarsDubai traffic police have finished replacing 52 old radars across Dubai roads with the new vitronic, Al Burj, radars.
The vitronic radar, which was introduced on some roads around April 2014, has the ability to record eight violations, vehicles speeding, vehicles going below the speed limit, vehicles not leaving enough distance between other vehicles, drivers not wearing a seat belt, drivers using their mobile phone, heavy vehicles not abiding by their designated lanes, heavy vehicles that are on the road outside their designated timings and vehicles driving on the hard shoulder.
The radars at traffic signals can monitor vehicles in both directions at the same intersection, catch vehicles crossing the red light and measure the speed if they exceed the speed limit and turns in the left or right direction. Read more

Dubai-Traffic 2015Road traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities peak in the holy month of Ramadan. It is sad to witness hundreds of accidents and dozens of fatalities every year. Ramadan is a very special time and its all about being with the ones close to you, which creates a lot of traffic! This festive time also brings very unique  challenges for all traffic participants.
The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body – especially this year, when Ramadan will start in June, coinciding once again with the hot summer weather. 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.
Just before sunset is a problematic time to be on the roads, because motorists tend to rush towards their Iftar appointments. This pre-iftar rush hour is a mix of psychological urges and physical needs and motorists might use this as an excuse to misbehave on the roads. Hence, all traffic participants must be extra careful in this time slot!

Read more here on how to do it right from RoadSafetyUAE

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driving too closeBeware from July 2015 Dubai police will be using radars to catch motorists who do not keep a safe distance away from the car in front of them.

Beginning from next month, July 2015, Dubai Police will use radars to catch motorists who don’t keep enough distance between vehicles, an offence also commonly referred to as tail-gating.
Fines and black points for violators will also be issued, according to Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander, Operations, Dubai Police.
The fine for not maintaining a safe distance is Dhs 400 and four black points.

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80-kmh-Speed-Limit-150x150Be warned the speed limit on Umm Suqeim Road and Al Qudra Road will be standardised at 80kph from June 1.  It is said it has been implemented to reduce and prevent accidents.
The limit will cover the sector from Sheikh Zayed Road to Emirates Road (formerly Dubai Bypass Road), according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. Read more

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