It's a well known fact that traffic accidents increase during Ramadan, but what causes this hike?
Fasting is usually culprit, as it adversly effects our bodies. Low blood sugars, combined with the UAE's relentless heat, limit attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction. In addition to fasting, the Holy Month's unusual eating and sleeping patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction.
A new study has revealed most accidents occured during the morning rush hour, between 9am and 10am, and that 39 per cent of the accidents during Ramadan were caused by Indians, reports Khaleej Times.
The survey, conducted by RoadSafetyUAE, QIC Insured and Gargash Insurance Brokers analyzed the 1,845 reported accidents/claims during Ramadan last year to understand the risks involved.
Frederik Bisbjerg, QIC Insured Executive Vice President, MENA Retail stated: "Based on this survey, we want to flag these 3 main findings:
- Elder motorists (40+) must take extra caution while driving
- Mind morning rush-hours
- Male motorists need to pay extra attention towards their driving attitude!
Ramadan is coming people, drive safe!