Dubai Driving

The road to safety – Predicting the future of safe driving in the UAE

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates are always trying to improve the country’s road safety. Statistics that have been published recently seem to show that they’re on the right track. In the 10 years between 2007 and 2017, the number of annual road fatalities has been slashed by 50%. Last year, there were barely five hundred driving-related fatalities across the entire UAE.

Dubai Driving LicenceHowever, even one fatality is too many, so the UAE clearly still has a long way to go before it’s completely safe for motorists. But how will the country continue to improve its road safety in the years ahead? Here at Simply Car Buyers, we believe there are several ways the UAE will make its roads safer in the near future.

  1. Improved education

    The UAE authorities’ emphasis on safer roads leads us to believe that road safety education will be used to encourage better driving. We confidently predict road safety will be taught to the highest possible standard in schools and other institutions in the coming years.

  2. Legal enforcement

    Dangerous driving and other motoring infractions are already punished with hefty fines in the UAE. We expect to see motoring laws become more stringent over the next few years to discourage bad driving and make the roads safer for conscientious motorists.

  3. Roll-out of driverless cars

    Driverless cars are designed to always drive safely and responsibly, meaning that their widespread use could improve road safety tremendously. They are already being used in several cities across the Emirates, including Dubai. We believe they will become much more prevalent over the next five to 10 years and will soon be used by many ordinary motorists. This will ultimately make the UAE’s roads significantly safer for everyone.

  4. Technological advancement

    In addition to fully driverless cars, the UAE is already embracing cars with advanced safety systems, such as assisted braking and proximity sensors. We think that these features will be become more popular and will be actively encouraged by the authorities over the next few years.

    UAE road safety is improving all the time. If you feel that you want to upgrade to a car with more sophisticated safety features, let us help you. We’re happy to buy any car, including your current vehicle, to help you raise the capital you need for a new one. Get in touch today to find out more.