Campaign hopes to lower summer accident rate

Ministry of Interior says community must work together to prevent traffic accidents.

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ABU DHABI // The Ministry of Interior has launched its third annual “Summer without Accidents” traffic safety campaign.

The three-month campaign aims to encourage the community to work together to reduce accidents, particularly around the holidays when officials say collision rates increase.

Brigadier Gaith Hassan Al Zaabi, the director general of the traffic coordination department at the Ministry of Interior, said traffic accidents are a significant source of concern – not only because of the toll in human lives, but also because of the enormous cost to the country.