Saudi Arabia tops region in hazard warning system on roads

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has been ranked first in the Arab world in terms of employing the best technology-driven hazard warning system on roads, local media reported.

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The ranking came as part of the GCC developmental index, according to a report. The report said that the Saudi transport ministry has covered more than 58km of the continent-like country with hazard warning signs using technology that produce warning voices once a driver tends to get out of his track due to feeling sleepy or using mobile or suffering poor vision due to bad weather.

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The measure contributed to drastically reducing fatal car accidents from 28.8 deaths to every 100,000 to 16.8 deaths to every 100,000, the report said.

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Earlier, the Ministry of Transport implemented many safety projects that have significantly reduced the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents in the Kingdom through a number of measures, including installing traffic signals, in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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