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The Dubai Police General Command has issued an advisory urging road users to exercise caution, adhere to safety rules, and reduce speeds while driving during unstable weather conditions.
Colonel Jumaa Bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of Dubai Traffic Police, urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are in good condition and check the tires, breaks, windshield wipers, and lights before the trip.
Col. Suwaidan also reminded road users to avoid sudden stops and changing lanes without indicating.
He urged motorists to keep a sufficient, safe distance between vehicles, fasten seat belts, pay attention to the road and refrain from taking pictures or using handheld phones when driving.
The acting director of Traffic Police in Dubai also appealed to the public to reduce the speed, especially on U-turns, lower grounds and open roads, and watch out for potential water ponds. He advised road users to stay updated on weather conditions and plan their travels accordingly.
In preparation for any weather-related incidents, Dubai Police have affirmed its readiness to handle emergency reports, especially those arising in potentially hazardous areas such as mountainous regions and valleys.
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