Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reminded motorists that they can expect fines of up to AED 2,000 and 23 penalty points on their record for reckless driving.
The RTA, which manages Dubai’s roads and public transport, has been sending out SMS safe driving message to drivers across Dubai during the first week of Ramadan.
The RTA Ramadan campaign also reminds drivers that fatigue and sleepiness while driving are serious triggers of traffic accidents. In a statement released by WAM, the UAE’s official news agency, drivers were reminded of the need to keep a safe distance, switch on their car’s AC, sit in an upright position and to stop driving at once if feeling tired.
According to data released last week by RoadSafetyUAE, men over 40 are most likely to cause accidents during Ramadan and the 10-11am morning rush hour is the most dangerous time to be on the road.
Accidents are also most likely to occur on a Tuesday and least likely to happen on a Saturday.