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Anti-speed initiative sees big drop in accidents in Oman

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A road safety plan which sees speed cameras every 800 metres has led to a 50% reduction in road accidents in Oman.

The Oman Observer and GDN report that authorities have enforced strict laws to clampdown on traffic offences helping them to bring down the accident rate.

It says the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) said 7pc of traffic accidents reported last year were due to motorists not keeping safe distance between vehicles, followed by negligence by drivers, and speeding.

Last year, the Royal Oman Police introduced a host of rules to make roads and users safer, including seatbelts for all, car seats for children, and a new points system that blacklists bad drivers and sends them back to the driving school.

 
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