The four-wheeler driven by the deceased crashed into a heavy truck, which had stopped suddenly in the fast lane.
A 34-year-old Emirati was killed in a traffic accident in Dubai on Saturday night. The accident took place on Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, when the four-wheeler driven by the deceased crashed into a heavy truck, which had stopped suddenly in the fast lane.
The UAE national died on the spot, while the truck driver and his companion sustained serious to moderate injuries.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Acting Head of the General Department of Traffic, called on drivers to be more careful and to abide by traffic laws. The UAE witnessed many traffic fatalities due to some drivers not abiding by traffic rules, he said.
“Drivers should be more careful during changing weather conditions especially sand storms, rain and fog, which affect visibility,” he said. He also urged drivers to abide by speed limits on roads, leave enough space between vehicles and avoid risky overtaking.
He said the traffic department will take preventive measures during foggy conditions by deploying patrols on highways. “Drivers should ensure that their windshields are clean and signals are working properly. They should reduce speed and practice lane discipline while driving.”