Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 24 May 2019

Road deaths in Fujairah drop by 27 per cent

Emirate's Police cite road safety initiatives for fall in number of deaths and accidents in 2018

Fujairah Police believe road safety initiatives are laying a key role in the number of traffic deaths in the emirate. Satish Kumar / The National
Fujairah Police believe road safety initiatives are laying a key role in the number of traffic deaths in the emirate. Satish Kumar / The National

The number of deaths on the roads of Fujairah fell by more than a quarter last year, police have said.

Eight people died in motoring incidents in the emirate in 2018, down from 11 the previous year.

The number of major traffic accidents in Fujairah also dropped sharply, to 23,000 last year from 32,000 in 2017.

Major General Mohammed Al Kaabi, commander-in-chief of Fujairah Police, attributed the figures to ongoing efforts to improve road safety, such as awareness campaigns and the deployment of speed cameras on key routes.

“Sixty-two radars have been located on many major roads such as Dibba–Al Taween Road, Fujairah-Qida Road and Yabsa Bypass Road to improve road safety, along with 26 fixed and mobile traffic patrols on major and internal roads,” said Major Gen Al Kaabi.

“Twenty-seven traffic signal countdown timers were also installed last year which helped in reducing traffic light accidents.”

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Updated: January 16, 2019 12:58 PM

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