RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) revealed that it had achieved a high indicator in reducing the rate of accidents sustained by its taxicabs in 2016, considered the best since 2009.
The result is attributed to a series of programs & initiatives contributing to traffic safety in Dubai, which have reduced taxis accidents rate from 0.61 accident per 100 thousand km in 2009 to 0.23 accident per 100 thousand km.
The figure achieved looks pretty good when benchmarked against the prevailing rate of taxi accidents in Singapore, deemed one of the best countries in terms of transportation, which is 0.2 per 100 thousand km.
Dr. Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, said, “The overall distance covered by the fleet of DTC had reached 94 million km involving 48 million trips in 2016 by a fleet of about 5 thousand cabs driven by more than 11 thousand professional cabbies.
Achieving a rate of 0.23 accident per 100 thousand km in 2016 compared to 0.61 accident per 100 thousand km in 2009 is a testament to the efforts of the DTC in this regard, contributing to the realization of RTA’s vision of Safe & Smooth Transport for All. More info
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