Road deaths in the UAE down by 34.2% in last five years


The number of road traffic deaths in the UAE has fallen by 34.2 percent in five years, down from 712 in 2014 to 468 in 2018, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Interior.

The latest figures also indicate that the number of serious traffic accidents decreased by 24.1 percent, down from 4,895 in 2014 to 3,712 in 2018, despite a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roads.

According to a report by the Emirates News Agency, (WAM), the UAE has achieved one of the highest levels of global traffic safety in recent years by reducing the number of accidents and resulting deaths, while making great strides towards meeting the national index, which is set to reduce mortality to three per 100,000 by 2021.

The UAE has been ranked first globally in road quality for five consecutive years, from 2014 to 2018, according to the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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