RTA urges motorists to stay safe during Ramadan

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has urged motorists to avoid driving while feeling exhausted and sleepy in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The Authority has sent awareness messages to motorists cautioning them that driving under such circumstances raises the potentials of accidents.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said, "Poor concentration, inattentiveness and tiredness raise the risks of accidents. The noble values radiated by the Holy Month must have a positive bearing on attitudes of persons highlighted by the compliance with the traffic rules and refraining from the encroachment on the rights of road users."

The Traffic and Roads Agency is running a campaign to sensitise motorists during Ramadan as part of the traffic awareness plan. Lectures will be given in three languages (Arabic, English and Urdu), flyers will be handed out containing main guidelines ought to be observed by drivers, and Iftar meals will be distributed on highways.