Fri 10-02-2023 13:47 PM
DUBAI, 10th February, 2023 (WAM) — The General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police has launched the ‘Safe Winter’ campaign to ensure the safety of residents and visitors during winter.
As part of the campaign, the police urge the public to take necessary precautions and follow safety guidelines to avoid accidents. They are also urging the public to check weather forecasts on official media sources before embarking on a trip or journey. They also call people to comply with the safety guidelines of competent authorities, especially during heavy rains.
To prepare for the rainy season, Dubai Police advise the public to ensure their vehicles are in good condition by checking brakes, tire pressure, and engine condition. They also urge reducing the air pressure in tires before driving in the desert, avoiding driving in rough areas, and reducing speed during wet conditions.
Dubai Police also warned against performing dangerous stunts on sand dunes and urged members of the public not to enter water channels or valleys and never block roads. They also advise people to never go alone to remote areas, whether for hiking or camping and to make sure someone is aware of their trip destination and route.
In addition, Dubai Police reminded the public of the importance of carrying enough food and water for the trip and necessary equipment such as flashlights, batteries, and mobile phone chargers. They advise people to stay within designated hiking and mountain paths and, in case of an emergency, to call 999 or send an SOS request via the Dubai Police Smart App.