SHARJAH // The number of traffic accidents on the emirate’s roads fell by 6 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2014.
Sharjah police responded to 359 accidents from January to June this year, while in the same period in 2014, 382 accidents were reported.
Statistics for this year showed Asian drivers were involved in 141 accidents, followed by 118 involving Emiratis.
Arab nationals were involved in 82 accidents, while GCC nationals registered 9. The remaining 9 incidents involved other nationalities.
The majority of accidents this year were due to motorists switching lanes and speeding. Jumping red lights, burst tyres and reckless driving were causes.
Several awareness campaigns have been carried out in the emirate which have aided the decline in accidents, Sharjah police added.