Four deaths on Shar­jah roads over Eid

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Four peo­ple died and 16 oth­ers were in­jured in road ac­ci­dents over the Eid Al Adha hol­i­day, Shar­jah Po­lice have said. Ma­jor Khalid Al Kai, Direc­tor of the Traf­fic Me­dia Depart­ment, said most of the ac­ci­dents were caused by “chang­ing lanes with­out sig­nalling and speed­ing”. Of­fi­cers said the op­er­a­tions room at Shar­jah Po­lice re­ceived a to­tal of 27,225 emer­gency calls dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod. Thomas Edel­mann, Founder of Road Safe­tyUAE, said a poor aware­ness of the dan­gers of quickly chang­ing lanes con­tin­ues to lead to avoid­able deaths. He said: “Mo­torists should al­ways be aware of what’s hap­pen­ing on ev­ery side of their car and they need to un­der­stand they aren’t the only ones on the road. “There are other mo­torists, in­clud­ing moth­ers driv­ing with their ba­bies on the back seats, fa­thers drop­ping their chil­dren at school, among many oth­ers.”

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