UAE road deaths fell 13% in 2012 – gov’t

Rate of fatalities on roads per 100,000 down to 6.53, says Interior Ministry
UAE road deaths fell 13% in 2012 – gov’t
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By Daniel Shane
Sun 10 Mar 2013 10:38 AM

Deaths caused by road accidents in the UAE fell by 12.7 percent to 628 in 2012, compared to the previous year, according to official statistics.

Figures released by the Gulf state’s Ministry of Interior, carried by the state news agency WAM, showed that the total number of traffic accidents fell 3.7 percent to 6,454, while serious injuries dropped 2.8 percent to 7,586.

The ministry said that the current rate of fatalities on UAE roads was 6.53 per 100,000 inhabitants, which authorities say they hope to reduce to 5.5 per 100,000.

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