No blood in the Desert: Dubai's new safety sQuad drive

The Dubai Traffic Police has launched a month-long “Desert Without Blood” safety awareness campaign in the Al Warqa area of the emirate.

Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, acting director- general of Dubai Traffic Police, said the campaign aims to reduce quad biking and motorcycling accidents in the sandy areas of Al Warqa by advising youngsters against dangerous stunts in the area and making them aware of the need to wear special equipment like helmets and snowshoes for recreational cycling in the sand.

Dubai Traffic Police has set up a tent in the middle of Al Warqa, which displays photos of fatal accidents caused by reckless motorcycling in the desert.

During the campaign, Dubai Traffic Police will hold public awareness sessions.

It will also keep ready ambulances and four spare tyres for quick rescue and provide first aid training.

The campaign was launched by Lieutenant Jamal Al Bannai, Assistant Director of Dubai Traffic Police, who said there were 12 civilian and military patrols cruising Al Warqa around the clock, especially from 10pm to 5am when youngsters gather there for biking

Two bikes were damaged and three youths were injured in Al Warqa at dawn on Saturday.

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