x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Three in four people run over on Dubai roads are labourers

Figure of 74 per cent highlights the need for intensified traffic awareness campaigns targeting Asian labourers.

A total of 74 per cent of people who are run over by cars in Dubai are Asian labourers, statistics reveal.

Maitha bin Oudey, the executive director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), said that the figure highlights the need for intensified traffic awareness campaigns targeting this group of residents.

She noted that RTA recently concluded a road safety awareness drive for motorists and road users, which had a focus on Asians.

Copies of a guidance booklet called Partners in the Road were handed out to motorists and pedestrians in both English and Arabic.

The authority conducted a comprehensive survey of many roads and areas in Dubai emirate to determine the areas with the highest incidence for run-over incidents.

Precautionary measures were then put in place in the worst-affected areas.

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