Skip to comments.Sudden Stops Kill: Refuel Vehicles on Time, Says Dubai Police
Posted on 05/31/2014 1:46:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
4 killed this year due to suddenly stopping on Dubai roads
Failure to refuel vehicles on time, as soon as the low fuel light in your vehicle goes on, can have fatal consequences, warned Dubai Police.
According to Dubai Police statistics, four accidents due to vehicles suddenly stopping in the middle of the road or on the hard shoulder were reported in the first three months of this year, resulting in four deaths and injuring eight people. Statistics also show that 2013 witnessed three such accidents, which resulted in four deaths and two injuries.
Major Ahmad Ateeq Al Ketbi, Director of Patrols department, called on members of the public to move the vehicle out of the traffic flow in case of an emergency, onto the hard shoulder. He said that even if there is a tyre burst, drivers should be able to slowly move the vehicle away from the traffic.
He also said that drivers should then immediately put up the red triangle warning some metres behind the stalled vehicle, and lift the boot of the car to warn other road users.
He also said that in case of vehicle stalling due to lack of fuel, drivers should not attempt to cross busy roads on foot as that will add to the dangers involved as it will expose them to run-over accidents.
Lieutenant Mohammad Aziz, an official in the 999 Rescue Department, said the emergency service receives one call every three days on average from people, often women, seeking help because theyve run out of fuel.
He said that the first advice that they give such callers is to park their cars on the hard shoulder and then stand away from the hard shoulder as other vehicles could still hit them.
Aziz stressed that ignoring refuelling leads to many fatal accidents. He said that while requesting patrolling policemen to help refuel vehicles wastes their time and exposes the errant drivers to accidents, speeding up to refuel the vehicle when it is running very low on fuel exaggerates the problem as vehicles will consume more fuel when driven on high speed.
In my town they just put up small little warning signs at the cross walks. They have a small stop-sign image on them, and in small letters say “Stop for Pedestrians in Cross walk”
When they were just installed I was behind someone that slammed on their brakes when they saw the new sign in the middle of the block. Gave me a jolt - and then a laugh. But a REALLY stupid sign.
I guess this is a sign of current culture...In the land of endless oil, the people are too lazy to fill their tanks.
When you are driving at ninety miles per hour and your car stalls out; I can see where that might cause an accident.
It might be a cultural thing, allowing the tank to get too low.
I’ll never forget last year when my daughter was three, we were riding in my FIL’s car when he was forced to hit his brake and make a sudden stop... her little voice from the backseat was stern: You’re Fired!
They’re too stupid to stop and get gas??
Do they let women drive in Dubai?
Go back to camels.
I once came so close to running out of fuel, before I got to a gas station that I actually managed to put in about 1.5 litres of fuel more than what the size of the tank was supposed to take.
Does a”Light”come on when it’s Camel-Feeding Time?Maybe that explains it??
My gas tank doesn’t have that feature. When the nozzle clicks, it is done. :)
What’s gas in Dubai...about 5 cents a gallon?
Looks like they have their own version of Nanny Mochelle to tell them what to do.
Your EVAP canister/hose is saturated?
Possible hazard if the tank if filled, car driven little or not at all, and then the temperature increases causing expansion of the fuel.
I’m sure I was risking some damage to my car by running so close to empty. I’m just happy nothing happened that day.
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