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Global aviation had fewer accidents in 2015 : Iata

The number of air accidents and resulting fatalities dropped in 2015 from the previous year, and was well below the five-year average, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Monday. Some 68 accidents occurred l

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Thick fog causes chaos in Bahrain

Thirty-three traffic accidents were registered yesterday (January 19) morning in just three hours as thick fog blanketed the country. The accidents occurred between 6.30am and 9.30am as motorists experienced poor visibility across Bahrain, sai

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Road accidents in Bahrain costs hit $199m

The economic cost of road accidents tops BD76 million ($199.9 million) on average every year in Bahrain. Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry assistant under-secretary Huda Fakhro released the alarming figure as she addres

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Over 9,900 killed on GCC roads in 2014

With almost 10,000 people dying on the Gulf region’s roads last year, the UAE government has set a target of reducing road deaths to three deaths per 100,000 population by 2021, said the organisers of an upcoming road summit in Abu Dhabi,

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Traffic accidents drop in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan

Abu Dhabi Police recorded a total of 130 accidents in the emirate during the month of Ramadan, a drop from the 165 incidents during the same period last year. The statistics, issued by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Di

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Dehydration ‘raises risk of accidents’

Driving while even mildly dehydrated can double your risk of getting into an accident, a report said. Research by Loughborough University found that people who drank 25ml of fluid an hour were twice as likely to have an accident t

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Google’s self-driving cars in 11 accidents

Internet search company Google Inc's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the programme's director said. A team of drive

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'Speeding most common cause of fatal accidents'

Almost 60 per cent of car accidents are caused by Bahraini drivers, it has emerged. The statistic was revealed yesterday (March 8) by BDF Hospital Royal Medical Services director Major General professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Kh

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Bosch develops new safety system for motorcycles

With an eye on speed causing 90 per cent of traffic accidents on Dubai roads, German technology firm Robert Bosch has developed the world’s first all-in-one safety system for motorcycles which will help to save lives. Accord

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Motorists face fine for blocking road after accidents

Abu Dhabi motorists involved in minor accidents will be fined if they fail to remove their vehicles from the road in a new move aimed at avoiding traffic obstruction and reducing traffic congestion. Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaab

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