Holy Ramadan! No more driving fines?! UAE police have another plan...
Dubai Traffic police reported 40 accidents in 2012 during the hours before Iftar (File Archive)
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Officers will distribute 1,200 meals a day to motorists during the two hours before Iftar in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic accidents. They hope it will deter drivers from rushing home to eat.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, deputy director of Dubai Traffic Police, said the campaign will run throughout Ramadan at junctions and roads expected to be jammed with cars. “We know that fasting people will be in a hurry and these drivers always cause accidents and casualties,” Al Mazroui said.
“We will distribute 1,200 meals every day in different areas in Dubai to make the drivers calm down.”
He claimed that in 2012 they recorded 40 accidents in the hours before Iftar, with four people killed. Last year, there was 28 accidents and one death.
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