Muhammad Zafar knows only too well that safety should not take a back seat when driving during Ramadan and often sees tired, hungry and sleepy motorists increase the risk of crashes as they rush home to break their fast.
“My driving behaviour won’t change this Ramadan. I’ll wear my seat belt, not use the mobile phone while driving, stick to the speed limit and make sure there’s enough space between my car and the vehicle in front,” said Mr Zafar, who expects to work seven to eight hours a day in Ramadan, instead of the usual 16.
Last year, 250 traffic accidents were recorded by Dubai Police on the first day of Ramadan, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Speeding, reckless driving and not leaving a safe distance between vehicles were the main causes of the accidents.
Careem, which calls all its drivers “captains”, runs a programme to help improve driving behaviour […]