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Decline in accident rate: Kharji

Sulaiti added that despite the increase in the population in Qatar (1.1 percent) on an annual basis, the increase in the number of vehicles by 3.3 percent and the increase in the number of driving licences by 6 percent, Qatar has continued to reduce the mortality rate in road accidents.
General Directorate of Traffic Director Brigadier Mohammed Saad al Kharji said the decline in road accidents in Qatar was not a coincidence but the result of carefully studied effort of the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with a number of governmental and private entities.
What make this decline in road accidents significant is the challenges facing traffic due to sharp increase in population in the past one decade, which shot up to 2.5 million in 2018 from around 1.5 million in 2008, leading to a higher number of vehicles.
Kharji also noted that the completion of a modern road network in record time, increase in the number of traffic patrols, application of road safety standards, emphasis on the standards of technical examination, strict laws, high traffic awareness and proliferation of monitoring devices and traffic control have contributed to this remarkable achievement.


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