In recent statistics revealed by Dubai police, traffic violators in Dubai paid Dh 600 million (about USD 160 million) as fines in 2008.
2.46 million traffic fines were issued in 2007 as opposed to 2 million fines in 2007, said Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief.
Intensifying traffic patrols and more speed radars have helped to reduce deaths due to road accidents, said the police chief.
There is a 12 per cent dip in road deaths in 2008, from 332 deaths in 2007 to 294 deaths in 2008, he said.
The most dangerous road is still Emirates Road with 46 deaths in 2008, compared to 67 in 2007. Close behind is Shaikh Zayed Road with 24 deaths in 2008, compared to 54 in 2007.