Road safety increase in Dubai

01/03/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Road safety increase in Dubai

Increased safety measures and a higher awareness of road safety has meant that traffic deaths in Dubai fell by 32 per cent last year.

In total, just 153 road deaths were recorded in the emirate in 2010, Emirates 24/7 reported the semi official daily Alittihad as saying.

Maitha bin Udai, executive director of the traffic and roads corporation at the Dubai Roads and Telecommunications Authority, said that the construction of pedestrian crossings and closure of road diversions has contributed to the decline.

"The decline was due to some effective measures taken by RTA to ensure road safety in the emirate," she told the news provider.

"These included installation of more speed cameras and pedestrian crossings, closure of risky openings and detours, construction of more bridges and causeways, and public awareness campaigns."

Ms Udai added that the measures had succeeded in slashing fatal accidents by as much as 92 per cent on some routes.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800435908-ADNFCR