The likelihood of accidents escalates during summer in the UAE, primarily due to the significant temperature hikes. Tyre bursts frequently trigger these accidents, but other incidents, such as fires, can also be fatal. These accidents often result from drivers neglecting safety and preventive measures. Here are six items that can ignite if left in a car during hot months: Compressed packages, Batteries, Energy storage devices, Hand sanitiser, Perfumes, and Gas cylinders or Lighters. Most of these substances are flammable and, when exposed to sunlight, can lead to a vehicle catching fire.

The Abu Dhabi Police recommend that motorists always carry a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in their vehicle, crucial for the safety of the driver and other road users. Given that vehicles contain flammable elements like fuel, oils, and interior components such as plastics and rubber, it is essential to have regular car check-ups to prevent any mishaps.