A top police official revealed that a total of 12 delivery drivers in Dubai died during the National Sterilization Program which came with night-time movement restrictions.
Cap. Salem Al Amimi said there was no excuse for these deaths as people stayed home.
He said that there was too much pressure on the drivers with high demand for orders.
While delivering food and driving, drivers are asked to carry large backpacks which covers their view.
With this, the police authorities in the emirate mull on a special license specifically for delivery drivers.
“When money comes into the equation, safety is put aside,” Capt. Al Amimi said.
“There were 12 delivery rider fatalities on the road during the curfew and there is no excuse for this when they were the only ones on the road. But the companies were under huge pressure as orders were coming in 24/7. They were pushing drivers to make deliveries but they couldn’t handle it,” he added.