Road deaths drop 42% in Dubai this year
The number of traffic accidents was nearly halved, latest figures show.
Dubai has recorded a 42 per cent drop in traffic accident deaths since January this year, police said on Thursday. Road accidents during the same period also fell by 46 per cent.
These figures were revealed as Lt-Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, led the annual inspection of the General Directorate of Traffic.
Minor traffic injuries also fell by 47.4 per cent, while a 10.2 per cent drop was recorded in the number of serious injuries reported from the emirate’s roads.
Lt-Gen Al Marri praised the traffic directorate for their achievements in keeping the roads of Dubai safe for all. The team has reached over 36,000 road users through its awareness programmes that aimed to guide the public on safety guidelines and local traffic laws.
During the past nine months, the directorate has issued 262,940 serious traffic tickets, showing its zero tolerance approach on traffic offenders.
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