Heavy fog reported in Abu Dhabi has resulted in a number of car accidents until now. The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) in Abu Dhabi issued a warning on Sunday of a possible fog formation in different parts of Abu Dhabi throughout this week.
15 cars were involved in a fatal accident on Sheikh Zayed road near Al Samaha which caused minor injuries to one of the drivers, while the collision among the 20 cars on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Umm Al Quwain reported no injuries.
Two Syrian women and a girl were reported dead on Sunday due to a car and lorry crash in Hatta.
Other eight accidents on Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai have resulted in 9 injuries and about 70 damaged vehicles.
The UAE police have appealed the motorists to take extra measures while driving in foggy conditions which may continue this week.
Lt Col Jamal Al Ameri, of Abu Dhabi traffic police taking notice of the accidents said that these car crashes could be avoided if the drivers keep an adequate space between the vehicles and drive slow. He further explained that the drivers should use fog lights instead of hazard lights to avoid the confusion.
Dino Kalivas, the International Road Federation Chairman of Driver Education and Training made a similar point by urging the drivers to not switch on hazard lights on a moving vehicle.
“They are designed to be used when the vehicle is stationary, indicating that the road ahead is blocked,” Mr. Kalivas said.
He further stated, the driver should not use their mobile phones while driving, make sure to wear seatbelt and also plan their trip during day times to avoid the fog.
The weather forecast suggests that Thursday will be partly cloudy and the humidity overnight might create mist over coaster and inland regions.