The Command & Control Centre of Dubai Police revealed that it received 72,322 emergency calls during the first 15 days of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Centre reported 7,273 traffic accidents – 26 of them were serious – since the beginning of Ramadan, said Lt. Colonel Khazraj Majed Al Khazraji, Director of the Command & Control Centre.
Al Khazraji urged motorists to buckle up, adhere to the speed limits, maintain a safe distance and drive defensively specially during the holy month.
Earlier this month, Dubai Police said it had received 2,419 emergency calls and reported 250 traffic accidents – two of them were serious – in five hours between 2.30pm until 7.30pm on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
He had pointed out that non-emergency calls waste time of the police teams, urging public not to make unnecessary calls on 999.