A study shows that most accidents in Qatar, during Ramadan, take place in the morning, and not before iftar as most of the people think.
According to the Qatar Insurance Co. (QIC), the analysis of last year’s report revealed that most common timings of accidents were between 9am and noon.
It might be because of the fact that many people go to work late during the month which causes a mad rush. Wednesday was considered as the most dangerous and Sunday appeared as the least dangerous.
Men above 40 years were involved in most of the accidents. According to QIC: “Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can limit our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction while driving.
In addition to fasting, the unusual eating and sleeping patterns can also cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction.”
Here are some advice offered by company officials:
- Be aware of your own limitations;
- Be on the lookout for motorists struggling with the same issues and expect the unexpected;
- Leave early so that you won’t be stressed out and rushing/speeding to your destination; and
- Always wear your seat belt.