UAE road deaths fall 17.4% in 2012 - gov't

Number of injuries on roads and traffic incidents also down in first nine months of year
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By Daniel Shane
Wed 21 Nov 2012 10:54 AM

The number of people killed on the UAE’s roads fell by 17.4
percent during the first nine months of the year, according to official data.

Statistics published by the Gulf state’s Ministry of
Interior showed that there were 450 fatalities in the year so far to September
30, compared to 545 in the same period in 2011.

The number of injuries was down 7.7 percent to 5,543 in the
same timeframe. The number of traffic accidents in total fell 8.1 percent to
4,566, the Ministry said.

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