Main cause of road deaths in Dubai: Sudden swerving
The director of Traffic Department in Dubai Police, Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui said that, “The main reason behind death was sudden swerving despite many awareness campaigns to warn drivers about its dangers.”
He also added that, “Sudden swerving caused 317 serious traffic accidents and resulted in 23 deaths and 268 injuries. It is a dangerous offence despite the fact motorists think it is not that dangerous.”
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui also pointed out that, “Emirates road was most dangerous road in Dubai, as it witnessed 30 serious traffic accidents where 14 people were killed. Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed road had 72 serious accidents, which resulted in eight killed, and Shaikh Zayed Road saw eight people die in 69 serious traffic accidents.”
Dubai Police and the Ministry of Interior in a bid to reduce the road fatalities have taken up several initiatives and new rules as well that includes traffic awareness campaigns. Amongst them is reducing the speed limit to 110km/h on two major roads in Dubai, Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed and Emirates roads.
After much study, it has shown that both the highways carry heavy traffic and were also the hot spots for accidents and collisions.