The Roads Authority and Dubai Police initiative for drivers

The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, in coordination with the General Command of the Dubai Police, has expanded the scope of the Traffic Accidents Management initiative to include 15 fast and vital streets in the Emirate of Dubai, with a length of 425 km, during the next three years. It contributed to reducing secondary injury accidents, improving traffic flow and accelerating the removal of vehicles affected by accidents by a large percentage, in line with international best practices.

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Mattar Al Tayer, said that the traffic accident management project is being implemented by the authority in cooperation with the Dubai Police General Command, and in coordination with the Dubai Municipality, the Traffic and Traffic Prosecution in Dubai, the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai, and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and aims to: Rapid intervention to remove vehicles involved in minor traffic accidents or vehicles that break down on the roads, reduce traffic congestion, regulate traffic at accident sites, shorten the time to remove vehicles in accidents, and avoid secondary accidents as a result of sudden congestion, in addition to supporting Dubai Police in Organizing traffic and providing alternative routes during severe accidents.

He added: “The implementation of the first phase of the project will start in the second half of this year, and it covers seven streets, including Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Rashid Street, Al Ittihad Street, Al Khail Street (first phase), Dubai-Al Ain Street, Al Yalayes Street, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street. Al Rabat Street and Airport Street, while the second phase, which will be implemented in 2023, covers four streets: Al Khail Street (second phase), Emirates Street, Jebel Ali Street - Lehbab, and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street. The third phase covers four Streets are: Dubai-Hatta Street, Umm Suqeim Street, Expo Street, and Hessa Street, and their implementation will start in 2024, indicating that the selection of streets was based on a number of criteria, the most important of which is the intensity of traffic, especially during peak hours, and the high number of accidents and vehicles. down the road.”

He added: "We have identified a number of concentration sites for rapid intervention vehicles on the highways and vital roads, to ensure that the vehicles arrive quickly to the site of the accident on these roads within a period of 10 minutes." At the site of the accident and on the adjacent roads, dealing with minor accidents, which do not require the presence of the police, removing vehicles involved in traffic accidents, broken vehicles, returning traffic to normal, assessing infrastructure damage resulting from accidents, preparing reports, and implementing transfers Traffic at the scene of the accident and in the surrounding road network, assisting road users, providing support and assistance to the Dubai Police at the time of severe accidents, protecting parked vehicles, and providing traffic support during events.

Al Tayer stressed that the traffic accident management service will greatly benefit the road network users in the Emirate of Dubai, by maintaining their safety and saving their time by reducing the negative impact on journey time resulting from traffic accidents.

• Sites for stationing rapid intervention vehicles on highways to ensure that they reach the accident site in 10 minutes.