Manama, September 18 (BNA) The Director General of Traffic, Brigadier General Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa, revealed that traffic injuries and deaths have decreased by 60% until 2020 after implementing the comprehensive traffic strategy.
Launched in 2015, this strategy has reduced this strategy by 25% from last year until 2021, making Bahrain the region’s leading in lower traffic accident rates.
He said that this achievement was a milestone despite the 21% increase in the number of vehicles, heavy traffic and the establishment of new cities as part of the urban development, including Salman City, East Al Hidd, Khalifa City and the investment islands.
He stressed the importance of developing traffic systems and benefiting from technology through smart traffic control and law enforcement systems, in addition to traffic proliferation and road development, especially accident sites.
The Director-General said that the low rates of traffic accidents are linked to the awareness of road users to follow traffic rules and avoid wrong practices, including mobile phones while driving, crossing red lights and speed limits.