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Speeding killed 4 in Dubai this year: Police

Dubai - A total of 20 road accidents were attributed to speeding violations.

By Hesham Salah

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:17 PM

Speeding remains a killer on Dubai roads, with four deaths recorded from the beginning of 2020 until November, the Dubai Police said on Tuesday as it launched a month-long anti-speeding campaign.

This year’s data showed that speeding caused 20 road accidents this year, claiming four lives and causing injuries to 10 others. These numbers, however, were lower than the figures last year. In 2019, there were 26 speeding-related accidents in Dubai, with the death toll at seven and injuries at 20.

Brig Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director-general of the Dubai Police’s Traffic Department, said the new campaign dubbed ‘Don’t let speeding turn you into a killer’, seeks to further bring road deaths down and raise the public’s awareness of how traffic violations endanger lives.

“We’re targeting those who use roads the most, including taxi drivers and individuals working in local businesses and road patrols, with the help of the latest technology, community policing and intensified traffic campaigns,” Brig Al Mazroei said.

“Adhering to the precautionary measures against the raging novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the campaign, in coordination with government and private entities, will be conducting awareness sessions remotely. In addition, the motorists are being made aware about road safety through various social media channels, audio-visual broadcasting media, emails, billboards, and other means of communication,” he added.

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