x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Plan for more bridges as pedestrian road deaths fall in Abu Dhabi

Police say there has been a 20.7 per cent drop in the number of pedestrian deaths this year.

ABU DHABI // The number of pedestrian deaths on Abu Dhabi’s roads dropped 20.7 per cent in the first nine months of this year.

Since January, 46 fatalities have been recorded, down from 58 over the same period last year, police figures show.

Carelessness, disregard for pedestrians, excessive speed and negligent reverse driving were the main reasons for the deaths, police said.

Transport and municipal partners are meeting police to discuss a proposal to build 17 new pedestrian overpasses in and around Abu Dhabi city to further reduce deaths.