UAE traffic: Commuters face high volumes of congestion
One accident in Abu Dhabi, tailbacks in Dubai on Wednesday morning
The capital faced heavy traffic delays on Wednesday morning as one accident and a stalled vehicle blocked major thoroughfares.
An accident was reported on Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed 1st street outbound at 7:11 am, according to Abu Dhabi Traffic. The site was cleared just 12 minutes later, but backlog remained. On Al Khaleej Al Arab Street outbound, before Mawqat Street, a car stalled blocking the right line.
Motorists in Dubai are facing tailbacks in Muhaisnah, Al Tawar and Al Qusais, mainly on Beirut street.
Dubai Police warned motorists from driving at higher speeds, which results in more serious traffic accidents.
Commuters were experiencing heavy congestion in Deira while there was a 30-minute delay expected on Al Ittihad Street towards Dubai as well as 12 Street and the Sharjah Ring Road.
A lorry driver safety campaign was launched by Dubai Police in a bid to halt the number of serious crashes involving lorries. A total of 62 accidents involving heavy trucks were reported in the past ten months causing the death of 12 drivers and passengers.
Further congestion is reported in Ras Al Khor, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Street, Al Nahda in Dubai, and Cornish Road in Abu Dhabi.
Updated: November 8, 2017 08:46 AM