UPDATE: The horrific minibus crash in Dubai that left 8 dead

UPDATE: The horrific minibus crash in Dubai that left 8 dead

01 Oct 2019

Minibuses are set to be prohibited for human transportation

In case you missed it, a fatal crash involving a minibus crashing into a stationary truck on a hard shoulder killed eight labourers and injured six more on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road on Monday morning. 

As a result, Dubai authorities are planning to ban minibuses from transporting people on UAE roads.

Maj Gen Mohammed Al Zafeen, a senior official at Dubai Police, told The National:

"These minibuses are more like sardine cans and are exposed to traffic disasters all the time because they lack the most basic security and safety standards. They are unsafe and it is truly sad to repeat this warning every time a horrific accident like Monday’s crash happens."

According to the pictures of the accident, the Dubai police believe that the car was traveling at full speed and was likely the consequence of bad driving and safety precautions.

The Emirates Driving Institute in Dubai is also calling for changes to the safety of minibuses.