Dubai Traffic Stats from 2013

From the Dubai Police you can get accident stats from 2009 to 2013. We look at the latest dataset available and it gave some interesting insight.

Most Deadly Hour

Around 9pm the number of deaths almost reaches 9% of the total deaths from accidents. One would expect that deadly driving occurs later but when we dig into the data to see what are the causes of these accidents during the evening specifically.

2013 Dubai Accidents, % of Time


Causes of Accidents

The majority of accidents occur from just five categories:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Sudden Lane Changing
  • Not leaving enough distance aka tailgating
  • Lack of judgement
  • Entering street without checking

These five categories account for 74% of accidents and deaths (regardless of time). There is strong correlation with the % of deaths and % of accidents at night. % of Death by Cause, Dubai 2013

We cannot speculate about lack of judgement, but we can help reduce tailgating, entering a street without checking, and sudden lane changing.  These are all behaviors that drivers can change with incentives. At Dashroad, we are working on the tools that drivers can have in their car to help drivers become better at driving from speeding to tailgating and lane changing.
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