Rafid: The Number of Minor Traffic Accidents Increased by 46% During the National Day Holiday Period
The Joint Surveying Committee for Minor Traffic Accidents in Sharjah, formed by the Sharjah Police General Command, in cooperation with Rafid Automotive Solutions, announced that it received reports of 846 minor traffic accidents in the Emirate of Sharjah during the 50th National Day holiday, which took place from 1 – 4 December. This is an increase of approximately 46% compared to the 579 accidents reported during the corresponding period last year.
Statistics obtained from the Rafid application and through the company’s call center showed that 287 accidents, the largest number of accidents recorded in one day, occurred on 4 December. The fewest traffic accidents were reported on 3 December.
Abdelrahman Alshamsi, Accident & RSA Department Manager at Rafid Automotive Solutions and a member of the joint committee, confirmed that holiday periods often witness an increase in traffic accidents due to drivers wanting to reach their destinations quickly and, not adhering to traffic rules and regulations.
While Alshamsi urged motorists and road users to remain safe and secure, he praised the UAE’s high road safety standards, saying that it continues to contribute to the decline in traffic accident injury rates. He added that efficiency in reporting accidents, rapid response, and the submission of accurate and detailed accident reports, also help preserve the rights of all.
Rafid provides a range of services, including roadside assistance for emergency situations, such as refueling, tyre and battery replacement, and transporting stranded vehicles to nearby workshops. In addition to AutoXpress service, which is an integrated facility for all types of vehicle repairs, as well as the AutoXpress Mobile service, a mobile workshop that provides essential and urgent basic services.
Rafid Automotive Solutions
Established in 2017, Rafid Automotive Solutions has rapidly become Sharjah’s premier service provider for vehicle inspection and registration, automotive quick services, accident unit, complete fleet management. The business units include: Motorcheck, AutoXpress, RSA, Rafid Accident Unit, and a dedicated Call and Control Centre.