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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai saw fewer fatalities in road accidents in the last three months of 2020 as deaths recorded on Dubai roads during this period fell by 62 per cent.
These statistics were revealed during the appraisal meeting of the General Directorate of Traffic at Dubai Police which was conducted by Major General Engineer Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant to the commander-in-chief of Dubai Police for Operations Affairs.
Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen chairs the meeting. WAM
The statistics also indicated that Dubai registered a road-traffic mortality rate of 1.8 per cent deaths per 100,000 populations over the fourth quarter of 2020, thus exceeding the target rate of 2.7 per cent.
Al Zafeen praised the efforts of the Directorate in securing the emirate’s roads and ensuring the safety of road users.
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Al Zafeen also praised Dubai Traffic Police for reaching 147,561 road users through the Directorate’s various initiatives launched to raise public awareness on road safety and local traffic laws and regulations.
These campaigns included, but were not limited to, the "Pedestrians’ Safety," "Safe Distance While Driving," "Accident-Free Ramadan," "Summer Without Accidents", and "Speed Kills."
He also commended the efforts of the Dubai Police Traffic Training Institute in training more than 1,069 individuals on traffic safety and control during the same period.
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Colonel Jumaa Salem Bin Suwaidan said most traffic accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including failing to keep enough distance, jaywalking and excessive speeding.
Brigadier Dr Saleh Abdullah Murad, Director of the General Department of Human Resources at Dubai Police, pointed out the employee self-service project is one of plenty initiatives implemented by the general dept. of Human Resources in order to facilitate human resources services.
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