Ramona Ruiz, The National

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Past articles by Ramona:

​UAE Portrait of a Nation: A migrant success story from the Philippines to Dubai via the US

The hardworking Filipino is an iconic figure in a rapidly globalised world, one that is emblematic of high achievers like Froilan Malit Jr, whose tenacious pursuit of education and opportunity has brought him to the UAE. → Read More

​UAE Portrait of a Nation: A migrant success story from the Philippines to Abu Dhabi via the US

The Filipino-American is the successful son of a migrant family, now working in Dubai. → Read More

Changes to traffic rules on Saturday to curb accidents

Better driver training, education and publicity campaigns which highlight the danger of speeding and reckless driving are key to curbing deadly road accidents. → Read More

Safety is top priority for Abu Dhabi school bus driver

A school bus driver performs a pre-trip inspection before every journey to ensure it is safe for the pupils of Al Mustaqbal School. → Read More

New safety measures for Dubai and Northern Emirates school buses

Alarms, swipe-card access and motion sensors being fitted to vehicles to stop pupils being left in overheated buses. → Read More

New safety measures for Dubai and Northern Emirates school buses

New measures are being introduced to school buses in Dubai and the northern emirates to improve safety. → Read More

Filipina maid convicted of killing employer has death sentence reduced by Al Ain court

Jennifer Dalquez, 30, from General Santos City in the southern Philippines, was sentenced to death in May 2015 for stabbing her employer. → Read More

Owners of abandoned cars in Abu Dhabi face Dh1,000 fine

The centre, in co-ordination with Abu Dhabi Municipality and Abu Dhabi, is cracking down on abandoned vehicles left in car parks, outside, villas and elsewhere and has launched an awareness campaign on Sunday. → Read More

Illegal taxis impounded in Abu Dhabi

Almost 100 illegal taxis have been seized in Al Wathba. → Read More

Fasting means greater road safety challenges for truckers

High temperatures can cause fatigue and exhaustion, which could reduce a driver’s concentration, vigilance and alertness and increase the risk of a crash. → Read More

Abu Dhabi taxi fare rise: some drivers still need to get meters adjusted

The increases were announced last month and apply to starting fees, per-kilometre rates and pre-booking fees. → Read More

Young, male Emiratis more likely to be involved in car accidents

Research by UAE University and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) looked at patients admitted to Al Ain Hospital and Tawam Hospital after being injured in traffic accidents over an 18-month period. → Read More

Ramadan campaign warns motorists not to tailgate or drive while tired

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority on Sunday began a campaign to remind motorists about the risks of tailgating and driving when exhausted. → Read More

Careem driver puts safety first while on the road during Ramadan

Last year, 250 traffic accidents were recorded by Dubai Police on the first day of Ramadan, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Speeding, reckless driving and not leaving a safe distance between vehicles were the main causes of the accidents. → Read More

UAE motorists urged to keep calm on the roads this Ramadan

Stick to your lane and avoid making hand gestures toward other motorists as this will inevitably cause an angry reaction, road safety experts said. → Read More

UAE social media message for lane discipline

On Saturday, the Ministry of Interior tweeted a 36-second video clip with the hashtag #come_on to illustrate how to safely drive through a junction without impeding the flow of traffic. → Read More

Most dangerous driving time in UAE during Ramadan revealed

A survey of 1,835 accidents reported last year during the month of Ramadan found the majority of crashes took place in the late morning rush hour between 11am and noon, as companies allow Muslim staff to work irregular hours. → Read More

Tailgating causes 8 deaths in 73 accidents in first quarter of 2017

Abu Dhabi Police and road-safety experts are urging motorists, particularly young drivers, to pay attention, to stay focused on the road and to keep a safe distance between the vehicle in front. → Read More

Eating and drinking while driving ‘just as dangerous as being on the phone’

On Saturday, Dubai Police took to Twitter to inform drivers that although it may not be illegal, they should refrain from distracted driving. → Read More

UAE drivers to have black points for minor offences wiped off licences

Abu Dhabi Police said those who had gained points despite being generally good drivers would be given a new beginning before a tough new regime of fines is introduced in July. → Read More