Sharjah road accidents halved in 2020: Police

Reuters file photo
Reuters file photo

Sharjah - The death rate went down 22 per cent for every 100,000 people.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 10 Mar 2021, 8:17 PM

Sharjah has seen a significant decrease in accidents last year, the police have said. There were fewer fatalites, too.

Major road accidents dropped by as much as 53 per cent per 10,000 vehicles in 2020, said Lt-Col Sameh Al Helian, deputy director of strategy and performance development. The death rate went down 22 per cent for every 100,000 people, while run-over fatalities were reduced by 44 per cent, compared with 2019 figures.

Lt-Col Al Helian attributed the achievement to several factors, including the implementation of traffic safety standards and the presence of patrols around the clock.

Spreading of awareness also played a key role in ensuring traffic safety, he said. Eleven campaigns were organised last year in various languages.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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