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Road deaths halve in Oman while crashes drop by more than 70%

Oman traffic police are working constantly to reduce crashes. (Shutterstock)
DUBAI: The number of crashes on Oman’s roads has been slashed by a staggering 72 percent, while fatalities have halved, the traffic police chief has said.

Speaking after “Traffic Safety Day” Commander-in-Chief and Director-General of Traffic for Royal Oman Police, Brigadier General Engineer Mohammed bin Awad Al-Rawas, said the authorities were constantly working to make the roads safer.

He said there had been a 50 percent drop in road deaths compared to 2012, while the number of injuries had dropped by nearly a quarter.

Al-Rawas said reduction was being achieved – in parts – by increasing the police presence on the roads, while also spreading road safety awareness through ongoing campaigns.

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