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200 road deaths reported in Abu Dhabi in 2017

More than four million traffic violations reported in the capital in 2017

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Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri

Abu Dhabi: More than four million fines were issued for violating road and traffic rules in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi last year, the Abu Dhabi Police said on Tuesday.

Releasing details of 2017 road traffic violations and fatalities in the Emirate, the police said, 199 people died last year in road traffic accidents and 149 were seriously injured. Though the death rate fell down as compared to 2016 when 289 people died and 156 were seriously injured, the police said.

The major cause of road accidents and fatalities were attributed to sudden manoeuvring, jumping red signals, tailgating and violating the lane disciplines.

Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director of Central Operations Sector of Abu Dhabi Police, said, “Our struggle to bring down the number of road fatalities and accidents will continue this year too. We will spread more awareness among people and work more efficiently.”

“Even the death rate of last year in the emirate is much down as compared to 2016, but still we have to work hard to further reduce the road fatalities,” Al Dhaheri said.