In 2023, Dubai achieved its lowest ever road fatality rate, recording just 1.6 deaths per 100,000 people, significantly surpassing the previous year's goal of reducing the rate to two.

The fatality rate from traffic accidents plummeted by 93 percent from 2007 to 2023, according to senior officials who spoke on Wednesday, although they did not provide specific death toll figures. The Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy aims to eliminate road fatalities entirely. This milestone was discussed during a recent coordination meeting between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police, who had jointly introduced stricter traffic enforcement measures in the previous year.

These initiatives led to the detection of over 500,000 violations involving pedestrian crossings, motorcycles, bicycles, and e-scooters in 2023. Additional safety measures included the analysis and mitigation of issues at 29 high-incident sites, the deployment of a smart management system for public transport drivers, and the execution of combined traffic awareness and enforcement drives. Furthermore, campaigns were launched to educate and inspect delivery motorcycle riders.

The meeting also addressed the safety requirements for the Dubai Police concerning the Blue Line project, a 30km extension with 14 stations, set to be completed by 2029. This line, which connects with the Red Line at Centrepoint Station and the Green Line at Al Khor Station, is projected to accommodate 200,000 daily passengers across nine areas.