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Pakistanis are the most dangerous drivers in Dubai, police data shows
By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Published: January 29, 2009, 22:59
Dubai: Pakistanis remained the most dangerous drivers in Dubai for the second consecutive year, while most number of people killed in traffic accidents were Indians, say Dubai Police statistics.
However, Gulf News readers in a poll said Emiratis are the most dangerous drivers.
According to statistics released by Dubai Police, Pakistani drivers were involved in the maximum number of fatal accidents as they were held responsible for causing 95 deaths on Dubai roads in 2008 compared to 83 in 2007.
This was followed by Indians, who caused 63 fatal accidents last year compared to 81 in 2007. Emirati drivers were third, as they committed 42 fatal accidents last year, compared to 57 in 2007.
The number of people killed in road accidents has reduced to 294 last year compared to 332 in 2007.
Some 34 per cent of Gulf News readers responding to a poll question say Emiratis are the most dangerous drivers, 24 per cent say 'nationality does not matter', 17 per cent say Pakistani are most dangerous drivers, 10 per cent say 'Egyptian', nine per cent say 'Indians and one per cent says Omanis are the most dangerous drivers while four per cent say 'all of them'.
Police statistics revealed that Indian expatriates topped the list of people killed in road accidents for the second consecutive year. Some 107 Indians were killed last year compared to 128 in 2007 followed by 56 Pakistanis killed last year compared to 57 in 2007.
Emiratis with 39 deaths in 2007 and 30 in 2008 were in the third position, statistics showed.
A senior traffic police official gave a reason behind Pakistanis being the most dangerous drivers.
"Most of the drivers for buses, trucks, tankers and other commercial vehicles are Pakistani and they are the one involved in most number of fatal accidents."
He added that Indians are involved in most accidents because they are the single-largest nationality in Dubai and consequently hold the most driving licences.