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Ajman records 42% drop in road fatalities

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 11, 2020

Serious traffic accidents decreased by 49 per cent during the first nine months of this year

Road fatalities reduced by 42 per cent and serious traffic accidents decreased by 49 per cent during the first nine months of this year in Ajman.

The deaths due to road accidents came down to seven in 2020 from 12 during the same period in 2019, said Brigadier General Khalid Mohammad Al Nuaimi, deputy director-general of police operations at Ajman Police.

There was reduction in the total number of minor accidents as well, with the emirate witnessing 21,692 such mishaps during the first nine months in 2020, while the number was 27,654 last year. The run-overs also dipped by 51per cent, the cop said.

He pointed out that traffic violations witnessed a marked drop of 32 per cent. Last year, 50,525 violations were recorded during the first nine months, while it plummeted to 34,279 during the same period this year.

The police withdrew 164 driving licences due to reckless driving in nine months this year compared to the seizure of 408 such licences during the same period last year, a decrease of 60 per cent.

These achievements came about owing to the intensified efforts of Ajman Police in strengthening road safety and security, said Brig Al Nuaimi. He added that it has contributed to meeting the strategic goal of the Ministry of Interior.

The cop averred that the Ajman Police were keen to step up patrol presence, implement strong initiatives and raise traffic awareness in order to reduce the rate of road accidents and enhance continuous communication with relevant partners.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

Afkar Abdullah





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