Road accident rate drops by 3 pc in capital

ABU DHABI - Traffic accident rate in the capital and adjoining suburbs has fallen by about three per cent in 2003 as compared to the previous year, and death rates due to road accidents fell by 14 per cent, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Ghaith Hasan Al Zaabi, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Traffic Police and Licensing Department.

By Syed Qamar Hasan

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Published: Sun 18 Jan 2004, 12:12 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:26 AM

The number of people who died in road accidents in 2003 was 30 less than the previous year, said Lt-Col. Zaabi. He said the number of people who suffered serious injuries had gone up by four per cent as compared to 2002. Last year 208 people were seriously injured in road accidents.

There was a five per cent increase in the number of medium injuries in 2003 as compared to the previous year. Lt-Col. Zaabi said the fall in number of accidents in 2003 was due to the fact that traffic movement in the capital and adjoining areas has been greatly streamlined.

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