Deaths on the roads are down by 13 per cent

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Good news – deaths on Dubai’s roads have fallen by 13 per cent. Traffic violations are also down by 25 per cent.

A meeting of Dubai Police’s traffic department heard that fatalities and injuries on the emirate’s highways dropped in the first quarter of 2018.

Traffic offences fell by a quarter, however police still booked 20,459 jaywalkers and 19,987 dangerous traffic violations in the first three months of the year.

The new stats brings the mortality index per 100,000 inhabitants to 0.55 per cent in the first quarter of this year – the target was 0.65 per cent.

Two awareness campaigns – pedestrian safety and speeding – helped cut accidents, said Colonel Juma Bin Suwaidan, Acting Director General of Traffic. “Campaigns and courses help achieve a safe society free from violations and accidents,” he added.

If you’re wondering what could get you into trouble on Dubai’s roads, here’s a round-up of 40 traffic laws that all drivers (and passengers) should be aware of.

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