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Paying a high price for unsafe roads in the Gulf

26 May 2013 Last updated at 11:07 BST

Expensive cars are big business in the Gulf - even the police force in Dubai has a Ferrari and a Lamborghini within its fleet.

But when it comes to spending money on improving road safety, are authorities doing enough?

Road accident rates are some of the highest in the world, so there is a heavy human and economic price to pay, as Katy Watson explains.