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Driving whilst you're in Dubai

Whether you’re alone or with passengers, do you know how to drive safely when you’re behind the wheel?

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Driving is different in Dubai

Whether you’re alone or with passengers, do you know how to drive safely when you’re behind the wheel?

Driving safely must always be your number one priority because nowadays with GPS, mobile phones and an endless number of other readily available electronic items we are now more distracted than ever when driving a vehicle.

Safe driving practices are more common sense than rules but here are a few top safe driving tips from YallaClick:

Turn off your mobile phone​

Around 100,000 mobile phone offences happen each year here in the U.A.E and in 2018, 59 people lost their lives and 438 accidents were recorded, all because of a mobile phone.

It is against the law to drive whilst using a mobile phone and being caught carries heavy penalties.  Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car should not use their phones while driving a vehicle because it breaks the concentration of the driver. 

Studies have revealed that many road accidents are being caused by a lack of concentration  mainly because of drivers talking on mobile phones, chatting on social media or even taking videos.

Concentration and Tiredness​

Fatigue or tiredness is often seen as yet another major factor in road traffic accidents.

Being tired whilst driving puts you, your passengers and other innocent people at risk because one of the major effects is your inability to judge just how tired you are.
Driving the long straight U.A.E. roads takes a great deal of concentration. Our roads are fast, the sun is out most of the time and therefore fatigue is more likely to be an issue.

Being tired is your body’s way of telling you to sleep so,  if you feel tired

  1. Take a break. Pull up to a place of safety and take a nap
  2. Stop at a service station and have a coffee.
  3. Don’t start your drive being tired. Driving will not wake you up.
  4. Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drowsy medicines
  5. If you know you’re going on a long drive make sure you get enough sleep the night before

Playing music is only a short term solution to tiredness, listen to your body and take a rest

Wear Your Seatbelts​

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All passengers in a car are required to wear seat belts including those sitting in the rear of the car.

In addition, children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat and front seat passenger should also be at least 145 cm tall and not younger than 10 years old.

For more information on UAE Road Safety, Click Here

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