x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Motorists over 50 involved in most Dubai road deaths so far for 2013

Motorists over 50 years old were involved in the highest number of fatal traffic accidents in Dubai during the first six months of this year.

Motorists over 50 years old were involved in the highest number of fatal traffic accidents in Dubai during the first six months of this year.

A total of 69 accidents that led to 9 deaths, out of 82 deaths recorded in the same period, involved drivers older than 50, reported Al Ittihad, The National's Arabic language sister paper.

Statistics from the General Traffic Department show that accidents resulting in 7 serious injuries, 17 moderate injuries and 62 minor injuries involved motorists in the category of 50+ .

Figures show that teenagers between 16 and 19 years old committed 35 accidents that led to 3 deaths, 5 serious injuries, 15 moderate injuries and 44 minor injuries.

Records also show that an eight-year-old was killed while driving a car during the same period.

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