Fewer Traffic Accidents During Recent BlackBerry Outage


According to a report, the recent BlackBerry service outage may have had some unintended positive consequences: fewer traffic accidents!

In the United Arab Emirates, traffic accidents decreased significantly during the three day outage of RIM’s BlackBerry service.

Dubai saw a 20% drop in accidents. Abu Dhabi had 40% fewer accidents during the same time period.

Dubai police’s Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim went on record stating that “absolutely nothing has happened in the past week in terms of (fatalities) on the road and we’re really glad about that”.

Brigadier General Al Harethi was even more bold:

“The roads became much safer when BlackBerry stopped working.”

Do you think the roads in your city would be safer if cell phones didn’t work in moving vehicles? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: News.Sky.com

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Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.