GOVERNMENT OF DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has sent awareness messages to motorists urging them to avoid driving while feeling fatigue or sleepiness. It cautioned them that driving under such circumstances raises the potentials of triggering traffic accidents, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said, “Motorists have to appreciate the risks associated with driving while the driver is not in a sound mental and health condition. Poor concentration, inattentiveness and tiredness raise the likelihood of causing crashes. The noble values radiated by the holy month must have a positive bearing on attitudes of persons highlighted by the compliance with the traffic rules and refraining from the encroachment on the rights of road users.”
The variations of the sleeping and office timings during Ramadan tend to influence the concentration level of fasting motorists; which is clearly visible at the time of driving from office to home where drivers concentration drops to the minimum; which impacts the ability of the driver to take the appropriate decision at the right time. Therefore, extra caution & attention is required when driving from the workplace back to home to avoid accidents.