Dubai’s deadliest roads named

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By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Traffic Police have identified the three most deadliest roads in the city and they are Emirates Road, Al Kail Road and Al Garhoud Bridge.

Statistical analysis also identified the top three hazardous drivers by nationality as Indian, Pakistanis and Emiratis.

Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, director of the Traffic Department, announced yesterday that the total number of deaths in the first eight months of this year stood at 76, out of which 38 took place at night while 34 occurred during the day.

“As many as 20 deaths were caused by motorists who did not pay attention [while on the] roads, while sudden swerving caused 15 deaths and 296 accidents,” said Maj Gen Al Zafein.

According to statistics released by the Traffic Department, sudden entry to roads caused seven deaths while five deaths and 280 injuries were a result of not maintaining a safe distance between cars. More info