Six killed on the roads in Ra­madan

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Six peo­ple died in Abu Dhabi in road ac­ci­dents dur­ing the first week of Ra­madan, po­lice said. Four oth­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured. The Traf­fic and Pa­trols Di­rec­torate said there were 21 ma­jor crashes on var­i­ous roads in the emi­rate be­tween last Mon­day and Sun­day. A to­tal of 21,590 of­fences were also recorded in the same pe­riod, in­clud­ing speed­ing, reck­less driv­ing, fail­ure to wear a seat belt, jump­ing red lights and not pay­ing at­ten­tion. Po­lice said 12,000 of the of­fences in­volved ex­ceed­ing the speed limit by 30kph while 108 driv­ers were caught do­ing at least 60kph over the limit. Bri­gadier Khal­ifa Al Khaili, the deputy di­rec­tor of the traf­fic di­rec­torate, urged motorists to drive care­fully.

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