Police rush to rescue after UAE driver’s cruise control malfunctions at 135 km/h

Sharjah Police acted fast to save a motorist whose car was stuck speeding at 135 km/h.

The Sharjah-based 22-year-old Emirati was driving along Emirates Road on Sunday when his cruise control malfunctioned.

Sharjah Police Operations Control Room said it received a call at around 12.30 pm about a young man who requested assistance.

Police patrols rushed to the scene and took him through a step-by-step process on how to come to a halt.

Sharjah Police first made sure that the driver’s seatbelt was fastened, the hazard lights were switched on, and he was told to remain calm as he was guided to safety.

Police coordinated with a number of patrols to secure a safe path for the motorist as one of the police vehicles matched his speed of 135 km/h.

Once the driver and the police vehicle were close to one another, the Emirati motorist was then instructed to slightly bump into the police car; disabling the cruise control.

Drivers have been urged to carry out regular maintenance of their vehicles to avoid similar dangerous situations.

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