ROAD DEATHS IN ABU DHABI
Accidents in Abu Dhabi have left the authorities of that state wondering why? Finally after so much time and efforts, they have found the source. Quite shocking, keep reading to finding out!
That reason is…….The reason actually isn’t as complicated as you might get the impression of. Despite being issued several warnings by fines and creating some rules, this is still repeated and the deaths still continue like a normal routine.
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Found out yet? Well take a guess. Seat belts!! That’s it, only seat belts. How hard is it really to fasten your seat belts? It barely even takes a minute. Believe it or not, this is the reason why. Although they have decreased, in the year 2017 the behavior of reckless drivers is still left a concern.
39,956 fines were given to drivers for violating these seat belt rules in the first 9 months of the year 2017. This actually caused 60% of the accidents and road deaths during that time period.
Brigadier Ahmed Al Shihhi, deputy director at the traffic directorate of the police, said, “Wearing seat belts reduces the impact of injuries in case of accidents, and ignoring it poses bigger dangers. The traffic police continue to spread awareness among motorists about the importance of wearing seat belts and how it can protect their lives in case of accidents. “If the driver or passengers fail to buckle up while driving in the car, a fine of Dh400 will be levied on each of them and four black traffic points will be registered under the driver’s license,” Al Shihhi had also stated.
Lieutenant Mohsin Al Mansouri, deputy director of Al Ain traffic department, had passionately asked the motorists to obey road traffic rules for their own safety and the safety of other road users. It’s for your own good!
The seatbelt is one of the most important safety tools that helps reduce injuries and increases a person’s survival opportunities in case of accidents, Lt. Al Mansouri said.
Deaths caused by traffic accidents have reached 315 in the first half of 2017, revealed the General Directorate of Traffic Coordination of the Ministry of Interior on Sunday.
Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General, Traffic Coordination General Directorate at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said the decrease in traffic accidents, deaths and injuries have a lot to do with the efforts and ongoing initiatives by the UAE leadership, the Ministry of Interior and the Police, who are raising the awareness of traffic safety.
Please do not neglect or ignore these rules as they are for your own safety and can save the lives of other people and as well as you. Even though deaths have decreased and increased overtime, lets hope they stay at a low frequency. Most test conclude that youth are mostly behind these deaths but not always, so parents and youth out there be careful. With these little things we can make this world a better place for all living things! So don’t be afraid to take the pledge! Its up to us!
On other side if you ever want to sell your car you will not get the good price for your car because of this accident, or if you want to keep this car you have to pay a lot of money to fix that car for car registration renewal to pass from RTA. So drive save for other’s and for yourself.