Abu Dhabi cops issue plea for extra care from drivers during Ramadan
Abu Dhabi Traffic Police is urging motorists to take extra care on the roads during Ramadan, particularly in the rush hour before Iftar.
Brigadier Hussain Ahmed Al Harthi, Chief of the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, said many motorists drive too fast as they are rushing to get home to end their fast with their families.
“This is a dangerous habit. Drivers who usually speed on busy roads during the rush hours cause accidents, which on many occasions harm innocent road users,” he said.
He added that people who are fasting must plan their routine during Ramadan, including leaving work on time so that they can get home safely and before Iftar.
The police also warned motorists who are not fasting to be extra cautious and said they are stepping up patrols.