Rafid recorded 24,400 minor traffic accidents during the last four months of 2020

Neglect in leaving a safety distance between vehicles has resulted in the largest percentage of recorded accidents


Sharjah: Rafid Automotive Solutions announced the recording of 24,400 minor traffic accidents reported during the period from early September 2020 to the end of December 2020. Among those accidents, about 60% are related to failing to maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

Abdelrahman Alshamsi, Accident & RSA Department Manager at Rafid Automotive Solutions stated, Based on our services, particularly in addressing and reporting minor traffic accidents, the 24,400 minor traffic accidents were reported in the last four months of the year 2020, took place throughout various location within Sharjah. 

He pointed out that there are a variety of factors that led to such accidents, those factors and their relevant percentages being as follows,

  • 60% by failing to maintain a safe distance.
  • 10% by failing to stay within the driving lane.
  • 10% by reversing the vehicle without paying due attention.
  • 10% by negligence and a lack of attention.
  • 10% by other affiliated reasons.

Al Shamsi advised members of the public to adhere to the given instructions and traffic laws while driving, in a way that contributes to preserving their lives and the lives of others, in order to achieve a smooth flow of traffic and in order to improve the general traffic safety at the state level and within the Emirate of Sharjah in particular.

It is imperative that every driver contributes to reducing traffic accidents through his own personal awareness, commitment and focus, for each of us can contribute to the avoidance and reduction of traffic accidents, as a whole. The reality is that it is only through awareness, commitment and strict adherence to instructions and laws, the lives and souls of the members of the community who travel, can be protected, while providing a safe road for all.

In the event of a minor traffic accident, the vehicles must be taken off the road and the use of Rafid application, which is available on all smart phone platforms, or contact the call center on the toll-free number 80072343, to report the accident.

About Rafid Automotive Solutions

Established in 2017, Rafid Automotive Solutions has rapidly become Sharjah’s premier service provider for vehicle inspection and registration, automotive quick services, accident unit, complete fleet management. The business units include: Motorcheck, AutoExpress, Rafid Accident Unit, and a dedicated Call and Control Centre.

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