If you’re driving during Ramadan, you may want to stay at home on Tuesdays and avoid the roads between 10-11am.
You see, according to data released by RoadSafetyUAE, that’s when the most accidents occur on the roads during Ramadan.
Motorists over 40 years of age are also the most likely to have an accident, accounting for 28% of total accidents in the UAE during Ramadan last year.
The findings are based on 1,651 reported UAE accidents and claims provided to Dubai-based insurer i-Insured during Ramadan 2017.
Specifically, 18% of reported incidents occurred on a Tuesday, compared with 10% on Saturday, the safest day. Men were involved in 77% of total reported incidents.
RoadSafetyUAE, which campaigns for better behaviour on the UAE’s roads, urged motorists to drive extra carefully and give themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations during the month.
“Motorists must realise that even if they arrive late for a Ramadan event, people will understand,” said Thomas Edelmann, managing director of RoadSafetyUAE.
“Good time management is crucial and motorists are urged to leave early enough and allow for a time buffer to reach their destination on time. We need to display a caring attitude for ourselves and for others in this very special period.”
Drivers were also urged to drive more defensively, remember to use their seatbelts and even consider switching to public transport.