Dubai road deaths: Dh21 million in blood money paid

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Dubai road deaths: Dh21 million in blood money paid

 

DUBAI – A total of Dh21 million in blood money or compensation was paid to victims of fatal traffic accidents in Dubai last year, a senior police official said.

“Dh21 million in blood money was collected from drivers, against whom final rulings were issued in cases of causing wrongful deaths in road accidents,” said Salah Al Falasi, head of Dubai Traffic Prosecution.

“We will not tolerate drivers flouting traffic laws and we will seek the toughest punishment against those who do,” Al Falasi said.

A total of 58 people were killed in traffic accidents in Dubai last year, with 17 cases involving motorists charged with causing crashes that resulted in serious injuries.

However, the number of road deaths in 2020 declined by 29 percent compared to the 82 traffic death cases reported in 2019, Al Falasi said, qouting data from Dubai Traffic Prosecution.

Al Falasi also said that the number of traffic cases dropped from 12,385 in 2019 to just 7,287 last year.

Police last year prosecuted 670 motorists caught driving while under the influence of alcohol, and another 94 cases against motorists driving under the influence of drugs. ICA/Expat Media


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