The number of Traffic accidents reduced in Abu Dhabi in first half of 2017

Lives claimed by traffic accidents have reduced in Abu Dhabi by 19 per cent in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year, said the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police on Monday.

The Abu Dhabi Police have released figures, which reveal an eight per cent decline in serious traffic accidents and 19 per cent decrease in deaths in the first half of this year, compared to the first half of 2016.

Figures also revealed a three per cent decrease in run-over accidents, as well as 29 per cent decrease in fines and violations.

The Abu Dhabi Police also revealed that cars registered in Abu Dhabi have increased by 13 per cent, while residents obtaining a driver’s license increased by six per cent.

Brigadier-General Ahmed Abdullah Al Shehhi, deputy director of the directorate of traffic and patrols at the Abu Dhabi Police, said the foremost reasons leading to traffic accidents during the first half of 2017 were due to negligence and lack of attention, followed by the sudden swerving and not leaving enough distance between vehicles, as well as speeding, entering the main road without making sure it is clear, and running through the red light.

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