ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Directorate General of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police called upon bikers to exercise caution while driving in conditions of fog or low visibility to avoid accidents. The Directorate also urged bikers to park on the outside of the road, away from traffic if the fog becomes too dense and it is not possible to continue driving,
Lt. Colonel Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Chief of Major Accidents Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, noted that riding motorcycles in such weather conditions is a dangerous practice, because they cannot be seen by motorists during the fog, due to their small size.
Lt. Colonel Al Zeyoudi urged companies and stores that provide home delivery services to ensure that their bikers adhere to safety procedures to prevent injuries resulting from accidents, and to wear protective clothing to mitigate injury and enhance their protection.
It is noteworthy that the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police is implementing a number of precautionary measures during fog and low visibility conditions. These measures include preventing trucks and heavy vehicles from travelling on the road in foggy conditions and forcing them to park off of the road until the fog clears. The Directorate is also implementing an emergency plan during foggy conditions in collaboration with the departments of civil defense, ambulance and rescue services. It includes controlling the flow of traffic on site; promptly transferring the injured to hospitals; clearing damaged vehicles off of the road; and diverting traffic to other lanes in case of traffic accidents.
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