Dubai The city might be statistically somewhat safer for motorists and pedestrians in 2012 compared to 2011, but its main highways remain as deadly as ever.
Like last year, Emirates Road and Dubai Bypass Road were the deadliest in 2012, claiming nine lives each until November.
In 2011 they were responsible for 22 deaths. But if one were to include the yet-to-be-compiled December fatalities, the toll on Emirates Road might go much higher. Four people died there in two accidents on December 17 and a fifth lost his life on December 5. Shaikh Zayed Road recorded six accident deaths in the first 11 months of 2011 and the Dubai-Al Ain Road was the scene of four deaths.
In total, there were 108 fatal accidents through November compared with 120 in 2011, an 11 per cent drop from last year.
The General Department of Traffic attributes the drop to measures taken by the police and strict laws in line with the effort to reach zero road fatalities by 2020.