The UAE actively participates in the
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, organized by the World Health Organization and the United Nations to highlight the tragedies resulting from traffic accidents worldwide. Continuous efforts by concerned authorities aim to enhance traffic safety and prevention through pioneering initiatives and projects, ensuring the safety and security of roads.
Government directives and traffic policies play a crucial role in these endeavours. Brigadier Engineer Hussein Al Harithi, Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council, emphasizes the UAE's commitment to commemorating this day by reflecting on achievements and expressing solidarity with those affected by traffic accidents. He underscores the importance of intensifying prevention efforts and developing urgent plans to curb road tragedies.
Al Harithi revealed significant progress, citing a 17.34% reduction in the accident index, a 40.7% decrease in deaths from traffic accidents, and a 19.7% decline in traffic-related injuries. These achievements are compared over a five-year period from 2017 to 2022 showing the country's dedication to improving road safety.
Statistics show a decrease in the number of deaths per 100,000 population from 4.52 in 2017 to 2.68 in 2022. The accident index per 100,000 population also dropped from 11.59 in 2017 to 9.58 in 2022, emphasizing the effectiveness of measures taken and placing the country at advanced levels on the international competitiveness ladder.
Al Harithi stressed that effective measures can prevent traffic accidents, citing successful experiences in other countries.
The Ministry of Interior and the General Police Command in the country adopted advanced means and techniques, leading international competitiveness in traffic safety. Continuous collaboration with partners ensures adherence to the best international standards.
Renewing the call to the public, especially drivers, Al Harithi highlighted the importance of adhering to laws, traffic safety, and prevention instructions to reduce accidents and safeguard society from their impact.
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