Dubai Roads Authority introduces four guidelines for driving in rainy weather

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has released a set of four vital precautions aimed at ensuring the safety of motorists when driving in rainy conditions, with the primary objective of facilitating safe and hassle-free journeys.

The authority stresses the importance of driving carefully and safely during inclement weather. This entails maintaining a heightened level of vigilance and attentiveness while behind the wheel, as well as exercising caution when navigating through potentially hazardous road conditions caused by rainfall.

In addition to exercising caution, drivers are strongly advised to reduce their speed when driving in the rain. By doing so, motorists can effectively mitigate the increased risks associated with reduced traction and visibility, thereby minimizing the likelihood of accidents or other road incidents.

Furthermore, the Roads Authority emphasizes the significance of doubling the safety distance between vehicles in rainy weather. This precautionary measure serves to create a larger buffer zone between vehicles, allowing drivers ample time to react to sudden changes in traffic patterns or road conditions, thereby reducing the likelihood of rear-end collisions and other accidents.

Finally, the authority underscores the importance of utilizing lights and warning signals appropriately while driving in adverse weather conditions. This includes ensuring that headlights are turned on to enhance visibility, as well as activating hazard lights when necessary to alert other motorists of potential hazards or emergencies on the road.

By adhering to these four essential precautions, drivers can significantly enhance their own safety and that of others on the road when traveling in rainy weather. The Roads Authority emphasizes the importance of adopting these measures to promote safer driving practices and to ensure the smooth and secure navigation of roads during adverse weather conditions.

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