Sharjah Police confirmed that it succeeded in reducing the number of road accidents per 10,000 vehicles last year, at a rate of decline of 3%, placing it at the forefront at the level of the Ministry of Interior in achieving the index in 2021, noting the decline in the death rate resulting from traffic accidents per 100,000 people from The population increased by 21%, and run-over incidents decreased by 27%.
In a report reviewed by the Commander-in-Chief, Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, before the Emirate’s Advisory Council – and Emirates Today obtained a copy of it, Sharjah Police indicated that with regard to the response speed indicator, Sharjah Police confirmed that the response rate decreased by 16% in 2021 compared to 2020, so that it reached 5.41 minutes in 2021 compared to 6.45 minutes in 2020, while the police received 1,398 and 69 calls through the operations room on line 999, and received 210886 calls on line 901.
The police report pointed out that the most important projects and initiatives that contributed to raising the readiness and speed of response were the implementation of periodic analytical studies of the hot spots in the emirate, the redistribution of periodicals according to the outputs of the studies, and the initiative to develop and improve the electronic systems for assigning reports to the patrols.
The statistics of the impact of the traffic campaigns that were implemented during the first quarter of this year 2022 showed a decrease in the death rate of traffic accidents by 56%, compared to the same period in 2021, and the number of beneficiaries of the traffic campaigns reached more than (184) thousand beneficiaries.
The Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Sharjah Police, Lt. Col. Muhammad Alai Al Naqbi, said that the statistical analysis of the traffic campaigns that were launched successively during the first quarter of this year, namely the “Be careful and be careful” campaign, the “Pedestrian and driver safety in accidents” campaign, and the “Slow and Bypass” campaign. Safely”, showed tangible positive results in a decrease in the rates of road accidents and deaths compared to the same period last year 2021.
He explained that the “Be careful and drive with caution” campaign, which was launched in February 2022, showed a decrease in the road fatality rate by 56%, while the results of the “Slow and Overtake Safely” campaign showed a positive decrease in the number of violations that reflect the behavior of drivers, including the violation of the vehicle not adhering to the lane line. Driving a vehicle, with a decrease of 7%, overtaking in a place where it is forbidden to overtake by 15%, and violation of sudden swerving by 24%, and the percentage of accidents reduced as a result of these violations is 30%.
With regard to the campaign “Pedestrians and Drivers Safety in Accidents”, the results of the statistical analysis showed a positive decrease of 40% in the number of traffic accidents resulting from violations related to pedestrian safety, such as the violation of not giving priority to pedestrians in the designated places, and the violation of pedestrians crossing the road from undesignated places, in addition to to a violation of pedestrians not complying with traffic lights; He pointed out that the number of beneficiaries of the three traffic campaigns reached 184,576 compared to 97,689 beneficiaries in 2021.
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