Dubai: More than 2.98 million traffic fines were issued by Dubai Police to motorists in 2014, an increase from the around 2.3 million fines in 2013.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Traffic Police, said that the top five violations committed last year were exceeding the speed limit by 21-30km/h; exceeding the speed limit by 31-40km/h; light vehicles not abiding by lane discipline; parking in prohibited areas and disrupting the flow of traffic.
Regarding fines, 1,216,824 fines were issued to motorists exceeding the speed limit by 21-30km/h; 245,063 fines for exceeding the speed limit by 31-40km/h; 231,960 fines for light vehicles not abiding by lane discipline:Parking in prohibited areas: 172,851 fines for parking in prohibited areas and 168,107 fines for disrupting the flow of traffic.
The number of serious traffic accidents recorded by Dubai Traffic Police in 2014 was 2,975.
Private cars caused the most accidents in Dubai, amounting to 65.82 per cent with 1,009 incidents.
Coming in second was light trucks with 105 traffic incidents, motorcycles with 104, heavy trucks with 97 and small buses with 83 incidents.
There was a 10 per cent increase in the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents in 2014 from the previous year, with 177 deaths recorded in 2014 and 160 in 2013.
In 2014, 2495 people were injured in traffic accidents, of whom 1,633 were injured in accidents caused by a private car, 185 injured in accidents caused by light trucks, 161 in accidents caused by heavy trucks, 128 in accidents caused by small buses and 124 were injured in accidents caused by motorcycles.
The break up for type-of-vehicle accidents is private cars (91), large transport buses (20), heavy-weight buses (18), small buses (16), light-weight trucks (13) and motorcycles (12).