Thursday, November 15, 2007

Appalling traffic offences figures.

A follow on to the bus crash we're given statistics by Dubai Police on traffic violations.

Three of the figures stand out to me because of the danger they represent.

In the first ten months of this year the police have recorded:

One million speeding offences.

Forty-two thousand reckless driving.

Thirty-two thousand jumping red signal.

That last one terrifies me. Over one hundred jump red lights every day! Every fifteen minutes a moron somewhere in Dubai jumps a red light.

And these are just the offences the police know about. We can only guess how many more go unrecorded.

It's no surprise that so far this year two hundred and seventy people have died in crashes.

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