Looks like something good came out of the Blackberry outage even though I am a bit skeptical of those statistics. In fact, there’s no mention as to how many accidents occurr on a daily basis or how many occurred during those 3 days. Moreover, 40% seems like a huge percentage, but if we are talking about 6 accidents instead of 10, that’s nothing.

Officials in the country are reporting that traffic accidents plummeted 40 percent in Abu Dhabi and 20 percent in Dubai between last Tuesday and Thursday, when the BlackBerry blackout rolled through the Middle East. [Link]

It would be interesting to see if it had any effect on the accidents in Lebanon.