Thirty-one people have died in road accidents in Dubai in January and February, four of them Emiratis, according to Salah Bufrousha Al Falasi, Head of Dubai Traffic Prosecution.
Al-Falasi told Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm that jumping red signals and a lack of attention from the motorists to pedestrians is one of the major reasons for fatalities.
He added also didn’t leave enough space between vehicles are main reasons for the occurrence of deaths, according to the investigations conducted by members of the public prosecution.
Al Falasi revealed that Dubai Traffic Prosecution recorded, since the beginning of this year until the end of February, 1,431 traffic offences.
He added: “179 defendants were driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and 8 persons were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotic substances.”
Meanwhile, four accidents over the weekend period saw one person killed and four injured in Dubai.
General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Head of Dubai Traffic Police, was quoted in local Daily Gulf Today as saying an accident on Dubai’s Al Aaber Street resulted in the death of an Asian truck driver.
The second accident took place in the JBR area and left another resident of Asian nationality with serious injuries.
The third accident took place in Al Qusais Industrial area and in the fourth accident, two people were moderately injured when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle.