The police have issued a stark warning about parking with a video
UAE police advise drivers to reverse their vehicle into a parking spot instead of parking with the rear out.
This is because reversing out of a parking spot is more dangerous than simply driving out because the driver may not be able to see hazards on the road or just behind the car.
Abu Dhabi police shared a video of why reversing out of a parking spot is more dangerous than simply driving out.
It uses the examples of children playing and running right behind the vehicle. In large vehicles, such as the one in the video, it can be challenging for the driver to spot children or animals behind the car as they cannot be seen in the rear view mirror.
Additionally, the police stress the point that drivers should not check their phones while parking as it may distract the driver.
The police have also advised parents to supervise their children if they are playing in a parking space.