Dubai: Transport authority issues car safety guidelines as temperatures near 50°C

Dubai Web Desk

DUBAI, UAE: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are well-maintained and regularly inspected, particularly during the summer season when there is an expected increase in road travel.

It’s worth noting that the RTA’s awareness campaign comes as temperatures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are starting to hover over the 50-degree mark.

In a statement on Wednesday, the RTA emphasized the importance of proper vehicle maintenance to reduce the risk of sudden mechanical failures that can lead to traffic accidents.

It advised drivers to check the condition of tyres, brakes, oils, cooling fluids, air conditioning systems, batteries, lights, and windshield wipers and to inspect for oil or water leaks.

The authority said that it is keen on educating the public to raise awareness among vehicle owners at the start of the summer season.

These awareness campaigns are being carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Interior as part of the “Safe Summer” initiative.

The RTA also emphasized that while annual vehicle inspections are required upon ownership renewal, drivers are still responsible for regularly and continuously inspecting their vehicles throughout the year.

It said that drivers must check their cars for main traffic safety components before going on road trips or covering long distances.