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Accidents on the rise during holy month.

Statistics indicate that during the holy month of Ramadan last year 515 traffic accidents took place which claimed the lives of 74 people and caused injury to 679 people.

It is worth mentioning that the reason behind most accidents was speed and hurry to reach the destination.

Many drivers drive very fast, especially before iftar, in order to catch up with their families. This unfortunately, leads to fatal and serious accidents.

During the holy month, the drivers may suffer from fatigue because of late sleep, which directly affects their attention, focus and the ability to control the vehicle.

Run-over accidents

Sometimes, when the driver dozes of, the vehicle goes offtrack and collides with other vehicles. It is also noticed that in the last days of the holy month, run-over accidents occur in the market areas because many families come out to shop in the markets with their children.

Therefore, drivers must take rest when feeling tired and fatigued while driving. If the driver feels sleepy he should talk with other passengers or move his body a little bit or take a break and walk a short distance.

The driver also needs to pay attention and focus on other vehicles, if he or she notices a vehicle is not sticking to its lane.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Aug 22, 2010
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