Young drivers between the age of 18 and 35 cause majority of road deaths in Dubai, say authorities.
17 September 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
Most fatal road accidents in Dubai were found to have been caused by young drivers between the age of 18 and 35, the authorities have said.
This came during an online seminar organised by Dubai’s Community Development Authority and the Public Prosecution to discuss traffic-related issues.
“Common causes of accidents include speeding, using mobile phones, and failing to leave a safe distance between vehicles, ”said Salah Bu Farousha, chief traffic prosecutor of the emirate.
The senior official reiterated that reckless drivers who cause such serious accidents shall be prosecuted based on the UAE Traffic Law and the Penal Code.
“There are about 114 different types of traffic offences listed as part of the law and all of them are aimed at protecting people,” he said.
However, only people’s commitment to these laws could help bring the accident numbers down, he added.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure they are well informed of the rules which are provided through multiple channels,” Farousha said.