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Sudden Stops Kill: Refuel Vehicles on Time, Says Dubai Police
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Mohammed El Sadafy

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 they’ve 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.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: driving; dubai; muslimworld; safety; uae

1 posted on 05/31/2014 1:46:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Here I thought that some drivers were slamming on the brakes as soon as the “Low Fuel” light turns on. Although I bet some do.

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.

2 posted on 05/31/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: nickcarraway

I guess this is a sign of current culture...In the land of endless oil, the people are too lazy to fill their tanks.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 1:51:25 PM PDT by Shugee
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To: nickcarraway

When you are driving at ninety miles per hour and your car stalls out; I can see where that might cause an accident.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 1:53:15 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway

It might be a cultural thing, allowing the tank to get too low.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 1:55:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: 21twelve

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!


6 posted on 05/31/2014 1:57:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: nickcarraway

They’re too stupid to stop and get gas??


7 posted on 05/31/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: nickcarraway
Of course, the fact that drivers in certain places and cultures drive like maniacs, has no influence whatsoever on the results...

Uh huh.

8 posted on 05/31/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

Do they let women drive in Dubai?


9 posted on 05/31/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway

Go back to camels.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 2:14:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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11 posted on 05/31/2014 2:16:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Shugee

Does a”Light”come on when it’s Camel-Feeding Time?Maybe that explains it??


15 posted on 05/31/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: F15Eagle

My gas tank doesn’t have that feature. When the nozzle clicks, it is done. :)


16 posted on 05/31/2014 2:45:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

What’s gas in Dubai...about 5 cents a gallon?


17 posted on 05/31/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Shugee

Looks like they have their own version of Nanny Mochelle to tell them what to do.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 3:06:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jonty30

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.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 3:16:20 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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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.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

In Germany it is against the law to run out of gas on the Autobahn.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 3:32:17 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Jonty30

That’s nothing, I was able to but in 2 GALLONS more than the stated capacity.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 4:22:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: nickcarraway

Light comes on in my Highlander means I only have about 50 miles of fuel left.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jonty30

Vehicle will normally just stop running if out of fuel. Overfilled is more of a risk. Some vehicles, however, do run the risk of an overheated fuel pump if run very low on fuel.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:45:16 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: nickcarraway

My low gas warning light doesn’t work.

I burnt it out.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 8:04:45 PM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova
<<>> lol
26 posted on 06/02/2014 9:01:37 AM PDT by BJ1
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