Speed Thrills, but Kills!

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Speed Thrills, but Kills!

By | November 2010
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Speed thrills, but also kills
Speeding was the major cause of around 80 per cent of accidents. For example let us consider Dubai
Dubai: Speeding was the major cause of around 80 per cent of accidents in Dubai last year, revealed an annual report released by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). CEO of Roads Department at RTA, said motorists who drove above the speed limit should be taken to court instead of being fined. Motorists in the age group of 21 to 40 years were responsible for 67 per cent of traffic accidents in 2005, according to an annual report released by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). What can be done to curb the road death rate? Click here to have your say on the issue The number of injuries caused by the accidents is 2,330, resulting in a 3.5 per cent rise compared to 2004. Increase

The report also revealed that 50 per cent of the accidents in 2005 took place at night with the same percentage of accidents taking place in 2004. The number of locals who met with accidents was 40, which is a 5.26 per cent increase compared to 2004. The average number of deaths in the emirate has been 19.66 per 100,000 of the population. The deaths caused by accidents on highways was 47.40 per cent, while those caused on city roads was 34.75 per cent. Studies further revealed that 42 people lost their lives on internal city roads which constituted 17.79 per cent of the total. The number of pedestrians who lost their lives stood at 100, which is an increase of 20.48 per cent compared to 2004 (when 83 pedestrian lost their lives). This forms 43 per cent of the total number of deaths. The number of drivers who died is 65 per cent an increase of 18.18 per cent and the number of passengers summed up to 15 per cent an increase of 19.05 per cent on 2004. The number of cyclists accounted to 12 and form 5.08 per cent of the total. Amongst pedestrians 55 of them were Indians and form 55 per cent of the pedestrians killed. Findings also revealed that 88...

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