UAE police warn motorists to be cautious in foggy conditions

ABU DHABI // Motorists were advised to be extra cautious when driving in conditions of fog or low visibility early Monday morning. At 6am, the Ministry of Interior warned drivers on Twitter of “low visibility due to fog formation on highways”. Motorists are urged to take extra caution.” The ministry also tweeted a safety tip […]

ABU DHABI // Motorists were advised to be extra cautious when driving in conditions of fog or low visibility early Monday morning.

At 6am, the Ministry of Interior warned drivers on Twitter of “low visibility due to fog formation on highways”. Motorists are urged to take extra caution.”

The ministry also tweeted a safety tip for motorists while driving in fog: “Don’t use high beam lights which can distract other motorists.”

Two hours later, Dubai Police warned motorists via Twitter of an accident on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road after Al Muhaisna bridge towards Abu Dhabi which had caused traffic delays.

“Dear Driver, please follow the instructions when you see heavy fog on the road,” tweeted Dubai Police.

Forecasters at the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology said relative humidity will increase over the next three days, causing fog and mist to form over the interior, especially in the western areas.

Twenty-three people sustained minor injuries in four separate road incidents – one of which involved 69 vehicles – on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road on Saturday due to fog and low visibility.

Brig Khalifa Al Khaili, deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Police traffic directorate, urged motorists to abide by the traffic rules, especially in such foggy conditions.

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Source: uae news

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