Sharjah : Rafeed Call and Control Center reports 317 car accidents in the first day of the new school year in the emirate. No accidents were reported. From August 29 to September 9, there were 3230 accidents. Most accidents were reported between 12 noon and 6 pm. Accidents were caused by speeding, overtaking and changing lanes. However, the Rafeed Center said that 60 per cent of the accidents were due to non-compliance with the safe distance between vehicles.