From the Gulf News:
The emirate’s roads witnessed a tremendous rise in the number of accidents on the first day of Ramadan, a police official told Gulf News yesterday.
“There have been many accidents today. They are all minor, but the number is very high,” said Lieutenant Ali Mohammad from the operations room in Dubai yesterday.
“We have been receiving a great number of calls regarding accident reports. The number was so high that we had difficulty in sending police patrols to all the scenes.”
“We are surprised at the number of accident reports we are getting. I don’t really know the reason behind it, but it might be that Ramadan has affected motorists and their ability to concentrate while driving.”
Forcing drivers to become severely dehydrated in 30ºC+ temperatures causes an increase in accidents? Fancy that!