Dubai: Safe road users win instant cash

Darwish Hamid, 66, is a careful driver, but he never thought he would win an award or a cash prize for being safe on road.

Hamid, a retired UAE Army general, is among 10 Responsible Road Users Award who drove away with Dh1,000 each as part of the Shell GoldStar Contest that recognises drivers for following road safety practices, such as using seatbelts, staying off the phone, lane discipline, using child safety seats, using indicators and observing speed limits.

Other road users are awarded for use of designated pedestrian crossings and road traffic safety practices to reduce risks associated with cycling.