According to General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Head, Dubai Traffic Police, Pakistanis, Indians and Emiratis topped list of motorists who caused traffic accidents last year.
Though there have been no studies made by Dubai Traffic Police to determine the best and worst drivers, traffic records reveal Pakistanis caused most accidents with 354 mishaps recorded, resulting in 26 deaths and 588 injuries in 2012, said Gen Al Zafeen.
Indians followed closely causing 326 accidents, resulting in 32 deaths and 542 injuries, he added.
Emiratis were responsible for 302 accidents, 29 deaths 474 injuries last year, Gen Al Zafeen said.
Bengladeshis, Egyptians, Sudanese, Syrians, British, Omanis and Comoros also caused accidents last year.
Speeding is a major concern when it comes to accomplishing the 2020 strategy of making death rates 0 for every 100,000 people, he said.
Similarly, not maintaining the required space between two vehicles also is a major concern.
Gn Zafeen said police is conducting studies of most accident-prone places to determine the causes of accidents in order to minimize fatalities. Once the study is over, they will present the results to RTA who would take measures to solve the problems.
Meanwhile, Dubai Traffic Police is increasing supervision on such roads and launching campaigns such as ‘Beware of sudden deviation’; ‘Keep safety distance’, etc as well as educating pedestrians on how to cross roads safely.
Dubai Traffic Police statistics revealed the 1,543 accidents were recorded in 2012 causing a total 123 deaths.