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Rush hour ban on trucks throughout Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 09/08/2010

Trucks of 2.5 tons and above will not be allowed on the roads of Abu Dhabi City during rush hours throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ said. The ban will be imposed from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and from 1pm to 3 pm daily throughout the Holy Month, Abu Dhabi Police explained in a statement. The idea is to reduce traffic during the set timing, according to Colonel Hussain Ahmed Al-Hairithi, head of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police. The number of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic braces for Ramadan

Posted on 05/08/2010

The Department of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police has announced to step up the traffic patrols during the Holy Month of Ramadan at the intersections and congested sites, especially the markets, commercial malls and public places. Col. Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harethi, director of the department called on motorists and road users to adhere to the traffic laws and systems to further ensure traffic safety, indicating that negative repercussions of traffic accidents affect families and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic Police continues safety campaign

Posted on 03/08/2010

The tyre bursts accidents dropped to 28 in the first half of this year compared to 37 tyre burst accidents in corresponding period last year, according to the statistical report released by the Department of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police. Col. Eng. Hussein Al Harethi, director of the department said the reduction came in the wake of the second intensive field seasonal awareness efforts of the Arab States of Gulf Cooperation Council themed 'Your Safety from Safety of Your Vehicle'. ...  >>MORE

UAE road fatalities drop by 21% in 2010 H1

Posted on 27/07/2010

Road fatalities in the UAE dropped by 21.01% during the first half of 2010 with 391 deaths registered, compared with 495 deaths in the corresponding period of 2009. According to a statistical report released by the Interior ministry's Traffic Coordination Department (TCD), traffic accidents also fell by 25.5% from 5,034 to 3,773 during the same period. TCD Director Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, said traffic accidents, including those resulting in death were "a natural outcome of the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi puts the brakes on speeding motorists

Posted on 14/07/2010

Putting the brakes on speeding motorists is top priority for the police, a senior traffic official has said. Across the UAE, over 47,270 vehicles were impounded for a month for excessive speeding in 2009 while 25,862 vehicles were impounded in 2008, according to statistics from the interior ministry. "Curbing excessive speeding is top priority for the traffic police. An increasing number of fines are being meted out especially for exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60 km/h", ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi expands paid parking in areas along Khalifa Street

Posted on 14/07/2010

Starting Wednesday, the pay-to-park system will be introduced in more than 2,500 spaces in two areas along Khalifa Street in Abu Dhabi, a senior official said on Tuesday. Engineer Najeeb Al Zarouni, general manager of Parking at the Department of Transport, said the first area is between Khalifa Street, East Road, Corniche Road and Street 6, with a total of 1,937 parking lots. "Paid parking services will also be extended to the second area between Khalifa Street, Airport Road, and Corniche ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches drive against abandoned cars

Posted on 28/06/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has called on owners of vehicles not to leave their cars abandoned in parking lots, roads or public places, as the summer vacation approaches. The municipality said this undermines the safety of residents, disrupts traffic flow, deprives the public of their right to use the parking and roads, and inflicts damage on public property. This call coincides with the fast approaching summer vacation and the travel season, as some motorists abandon their vehicles ...  >>MORE

Over 200 police officers and observers trained to enhance road safety in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 11/06/2010

Over 200 non-commissioned officers and personnel have completed theoretical and practical training on basics of traffic and patrols at Al Ain Traffic Institute as part of the Abu Dhabi Police's strategic plan for training and rehabilitation of human resources to ensure greater road safety. Colonel Eng. Hussein Al Harethi, who attended a ceremony for graduating 236 traffic non-commissioned officers and policemen in Abu Dhabi, said the group were trained to boost government efforts to reduce ...  >>MORE

Parking cards going hi-tech

Posted on 09/06/2010

Residents will soon be able to register and renew their parking cards, plus pay their municipality fines at shopping centres, a senior municipality member of staff said on Tuesday. Sharjah Municipality Head of Transport and Freight Department Abdul Rahman Al Mahmoud said: "The new self-service machines will be launched in two weeks and at first only two will be available, one at Mega Mall and the other at Sahara Shopping Centre". But a total of nine machines would be placed in other ...  >>MORE

Traffic chaos in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 02/06/2010

Around five-hour-long traffic chaos witnessed in Abu Dhabi city on Tuesday evening was caused by the engine failure of a truck that blocked a road inside the city, according to Abu Dhabi Municipality. It was not clear whether delay in removing the 'failed truck' caused the chaos as the municipality did not explain it and senior Traffic Police Officials were not available for comments. However, an Abu Dhabi Police official confirmed that no road accidents caused the bottleneck. The ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi starts trial run of LED light signals

Posted on 18/05/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City called on the public and road users to take part in the questionnaire currently being run about the new traffic light signalling system which has recently been operated at the Corniche Street and Zayed 1 Street, such that it can carry out and optimal assessment of the modern system and examine the extent of its effectiveness and impact on streamlining traffic from all respects. The survey will also help the Municipality identify the requisites of upgrading ...  >>MORE

Camera web to monitor Abu Dhabi junctions

Posted on 16/05/2010

A remote traffic control system, which uses a web of digital cameras connected to the police control room has been activated by the Abu Dhabi Police Department. It will monitor traffic on the capital's roads and deter reckless driving. Colonel Hussain Ahmad Al Harithi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Traffic Department, said the system uses digital cameras fixed at intersections and different roads in Abu Dhabi. He said traffic will be monitored remotely using these electronic devices. Expired ...  >>MORE

Dubai police launch smart patrols to monitor erring vehicles

Posted on 05/05/2010

Dubai Police will launch 100 smart patrols in the first phase to monitor and track down vehicles, which violate the traffic laws on the Dubai roads and wanted by security authorities, Dubai Police Commander Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has announced. This came during a meeting with a group of Dubai police engineers to test the vehicles equipped with the new police security system requirements. The vehicles implement the patrol function with sound and image. Lt. General Dhahi said the ...  >>MORE

Zero tolerance on accident mortality rate

Posted on 04/05/2010

The Dubai Police has unveiled a 10-year plan to reduce mortality rates in traffic accidents to a "globally unprecedented figure" by 2020. Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, General Commander of Dubai Police, said the plan targets a mortality rate of zero per 100,000 of Dubai's population. The emirate's population stands at 1.8 million, which is expected to top four million in 2020. The Dubai traffic police last year managed to reduce traffic-related deaths to 12.8 per 100,000, from ...  >>MORE

Traffic police in the emirate of Abu Dhabi registers 120, 902 violations in Q1

Posted on 26/04/2010

The traffic violations reported by the Traffic and Patrols Department at Abu Dhabi were 120, 902 violations in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region in the first quarter of this year. Col. Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, deputy director of the department, said the safety belt violations were 13, 300, non observation of traffic signs and guide post were 8, 798 violations, using of cell phones, while driving were 4, 736 violations, excessive speed were 2, 845 violations and hamper of traffic were 2, 606 ...  >>MORE

Entire police force to watch roads for unsafe drivers

Posted on 22/04/2010

Drivers beware. The next time you weave through lanes, be aware that chances are now greater for a police officer to flag you down for violating Dubai's traffic rules. A new rule implemented beginning this week gives the approximately 20,000 members of the Dubai Police force the authority to issue traffic fines and impound vehicles whose registration has expired. Earlier, only traffic police officers totalling about 800 could issue such fines. The new regulation is aimed at curbing the ...  >>MORE

RTA, Abu Dhabi Police embark on Phase II of e-linking of Dubai and federal traffic systems

Posted on 13/04/2010

Following the completion by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police, of Phase I of interfacing the traffic system of Dubai Emirate with the federal traffic system, encompassing exchange of offences and vehicle query, the CEO of RTA Licensing Agency, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, said that the e-link with the federal traffic system scheme comprised two phases. Phase I included the exchange of offences and vehicle query; which had been ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic cracks down on vehicles with expired registration

Posted on 13/04/2010

The Department of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police will step up next week campaigns on the internal and external roads in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region to seize and impound vehicles whose registration expired. Col. Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harethi, Director of the department, said that if seized, the errant vehicles would be immediately impounded, adding that punishment will include vehicles that exceeded one month after expiry of their registration. "Owners of held vehicles ...  >>MORE

Road fatalities in Abu Dhabi fall 21% in first three months

Posted on 11/04/2010

Road fatalities fell by 21 per cent in Abu Dhabi during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, police said in a statement released yesterday. Colonel Hussain Ahmad Al Harthi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Department, said 93 people died in traffic accidents over the past three months — a 21 per cent fall compared to the same period in 2009, which saw the death of 118 people. Critical injuries declined by seven per cent, from 132 in 2009 to 123 ...  >>MORE

Corniche Hospital to give out free car seats

Posted on 11/04/2010

From June, every newborn will leave the country's largest maternity hospital secured in a free child safety seat. Corniche Hospital, which delivers 10,000 babies a year, will be the first public hospital in the emirate to enact the car-seat discharge policy. The plan is to distribute about 7,200 child seats at no charge. "It's not just a campaign but a permanent discharge policy,” said Amira Wali, the director of public health and communications at the hospital. "Our goal is to continue ...  >>MORE

Dry run for Sharjah toll gate system

Posted on 11/04/2010

The Sharjah Public Works Department yesterday announced the start of the enforcement of its toll gate system for trucks. There will be an experimental period starting from April 15. But May 1 is the actual date for the collection of fees. The department has identified the truck road crossing Al Dhaid as the site for the toll gate. The toll plaza will have collection points distributed over four lanes. A fee of Dh100 will be collected when a truck passes through the gate. A collection list ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City participates in the international Road Safety on Four Continents Conference

Posted on 29/03/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is taking part as one of the main sponsors in the 15th International Conference on Road Safety on Four Continents (RS4C), which set off yesterday (Sunday 28 March 2010) and lasts until 30 March 2010 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi; in cooperation with a number of strategic partners. The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City will present a working paper before the Conference reviewing a number of strategic topics, including the achievements made in the course of ...  >>MORE

Road safety drive launched in UAE

Posted on 24/03/2010

A safety and awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of youngsters getting killed in road accidents is to be launched in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Stay Alert, Stay Alive initiative will encourage parents to use seatbelts, child seats and booster cushions. The campaign has been organised jointly by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Dubai Municipality, the Roads Transport Authority and BMW. Car maker BMW will give away 4,000 booster cushions to motorists in ...  >>MORE

Traffic ‘Disneyland’ to teach children

Posted on 15/03/2010

With its network of roads complete with roundabouts, bridges and traffic signals, it has all the elements to test the most experienced of drivers. The motorists on these streets, however, will be as young as five. This is Traffic City, a police-monitored village where children and teenagers can drive real cars on real roads to learn how to be good drivers from a young age. Unveiled yesterday by Abu Dhabi Police during the GCC Traffic Week opening ceremony, it is seen as a possible solution ...  >>MORE

Traffic patrol intensified to nab mobile phone users while driving

Posted on 14/03/2010

Abu Dhabi Police Traffic Control has stepped up patrols to nab those who use handheld mobile phones while behind wheels, as more studies proved that the practice is a major cause of accidents resulting in deaths and severe injuries. The Traffic Directorate in Abu Dhabi has rolled out an awareness campaign to teach road users that the use of handheld mobile phones while driving diminishes the driver's response by 50pc. Studies have also proved that the practice also reduces the drivers ...  >>MORE

Refined federal traffic law led to decline in road fatalities

Posted on 14/03/2010

Road fatalities went down by 10.7 per cent nationwide from March 2008 to March 2010 thanks to the revised federal traffic law. Brigadier Gaith Al Za'abi, Director General of Traffic Coordination at the Ministry of Interior said run-over, collision and turn-over accidents dropped by 16.8, 6.4 and 3.6 per cent respectively. He attributed the decline in accidents to the enforcement of the refined traffic law and rise in violations to massive deploy of traffic patrols and radars on roads. He ...  >>MORE

Parking inspectors go futuristic on electric trikes

Posted on 11/03/2010

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi said yesterday it will introduce trikes that will be used by Mawaqif paid parking inspectors from March 14 in areas where the scheme is implemented. Najeeb Al Zarouni, General Manager of Parking in the Department of Transport said the environmentally friendly trikes are introduced with the aim of protecting the environment and contributing to sustainable development. "This initiative is also in line with the DoT's objectives to create and ...  >>MORE

Tiny cameras to hunt speedsters

Posted on 07/03/2010

Two traffic policemen parked their traditional red-and-white car near a busy street in Abu Dhabi and got out with a small bag and a tripod. They crossed to the elevated tree-covered and grassy pavement in the middle of the road, unzipped the bag, pulled out a tiny camera and mounted it on the tripod which they concealed under a tree to hunt speeding motorists. The uniformed policemen waited for a few minutes before they got into their car and drove away, leaving the little black camera ...  >>MORE

Official clarifies new parking law in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/02/2010

Starting on Sunday, parking laws will be enforced in the paid parking areas in Abu Dhabi round-the-clock, all year round, but drivers can still park for free after 9pm, on Fridays and on public holidays, a senior official said yesterday. Najeeb Al Zarouni, General Manager of Parking at the Department of Transport, said the 24-hour enforcement of the parking rules is meant to prevent illegal parking. "But drivers will be allowed to use legal parking spaces marked by curbs painted blue and ...  >>MORE

24 hours, 365 days of paid parking in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 16/02/2010

From Sunday, the paid parking system in Abu Dhabi will be enforced round-the-clock, all year round, including Fridays and public holidays, a senior official said on Monday. Najib Al Zarouni, General Manager of Parking at the Department of Transport, said the move will help organise parking and prevent illegal parking. "The move is also aimed at keeping roads and passageways clear for fire brigades, ambulances, police and municipality vehicles especially in an emergency. About 25 to 30 per ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality starts application of Countdown Pedestrian Signal system at Corniche Street

Posted on 07/02/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has completed the installation of countdown pedestrian signalling system at the Corniche Street, starting from the Hilton Intersection to Al Mina Intersection, as part of the Municipality's efforts to introduce the latest traffic systems at world-class standards with the ultimate goal of ensuring security and safety of all road users. The Municipality had already concluded trial runs of the countdown signal system before contemplating its practical ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi expands paid parking areas

Posted on 20/01/2010

There will be 35,000 paid parking spaces around the capital spanning over 19 sectors by the end of 2010, the Department of Transport announced at a press conference titled ‘Mawaqif: 2010 Roll Out Plan' on Tuesday. Engineer Najib Al Zarouni, General Manager of Mawaqif, Department of Transport, said: "We will implement 8,026 paid parking spots by the end of the first quarter [of 2010]. In addition, our inspection department will launch awareness campaigns. "We do not want to penalise anyone. ...  >>MORE

SAEED slashes fee for handling minor traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 21/12/2009

Beginning from next year, motorists involved in minor traffic accidents will be asked to pay Dh300, instead of the current Dh500, to get the services of the Saaed, a company delegated to handle minor traffic mishaps in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A nominal fee of Dh50 will be charged to get a report and diagram in accidents caused by unknown persons, according to a statement from Saaed. Chairman of Saaed Company and Director of Traffic Engineering '&' Safety Col. Husain Ahmed Al Harithy said that ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi roads back to normal after heavy rains

Posted on 16/12/2009

Traffic in Abu Dhabi is back to normal following heavy rains that lashed the city earlier this week and brought traffic to a standstill. Abu Dhabi Municipality said its emergency teams worked around-the-clock to clear rain-drenched roads of Abu Dhabi of the accumulated water that led to the gridlock. Aided by around 150 tankers and hundreds of fixed and mobile pumps, the team members ensured that rain water is cleared from all areas of the city, specially the worst-hit roads in Khalidiya, Al ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to get 3,725 more paid parking spaces next year

Posted on 10/12/2009

The paid parking scheme in the capital will be extended to 3,725 spaces located between Hamdan Street and Zayed II Street during the first quarter of next year, a senior official said on Wednesday. "The pay-to-park system, rolled out in Abu Dhabi in October, is working really well, creating a dramatic improvement in parking. The scheme will be extended to another section located between Hamdan Street and Zayed II Street in Q1 next year," said Najib Al Zarooni, director of parking at the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi adjusts timing of signals

Posted on 09/12/2009

Motorists in Abu Dhabi should take extra care at junctions as the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced that timings for traffic signals at some junctions have been adjusted. The signals at the busiest junctions along the Tourist Club area, the intersection of Al Salam Street with Al Falah Street, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank toward Le Meridien Hotel, and the alternative routes have been adjusted, said a press release issued by the municipality. The closure of Al Salam Street in front of ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to launch e-payment card

Posted on 26/10/2009

Sharjah Transport Authority yesterday launched the Sayer e-payment smart card project for users of public transport in the emirate. The e-payment service facilitates payment procedures and enables users to benefit from the discounts it offers. Director Abdullah Al Zari said Sayer cards will be introduced before the end of the year The average trip will cost about Dh3.5 instead of the current Dh4, which is now paid in cash. People with special needs will pay Dh3. Zari said Sharjah ...  >>MORE

Khalifa issues law on parking facilities in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25/10/2009

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, law No 18 of 2009 regulating vehicle parking facilities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The law authorised the Department of Transport (DoT) to identify and locate spaces not under private ownership as paid or non-paid public parking lots in coordination with the relevant authorities in the emirate. The department will manage and oversee these facilities or assign others to do so, ...  >>MORE

Traffic police study Japanese system

Posted on 30/09/2009

Traffic police are studying a Japanese system for controlling traffic that includes telling motorists in-car about congestion ahead, with a view to applying it in the capital to try to ease road congestion and protect the environment. Col Hussein al Harethi, head of traffic engineering and road safety for the traffic and patrols department, said the traffic system in the emirate was no longer sufficient with the current density of vehicles on the roads, caused by Abu Dhabi's constant economic ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to have new number plate categories

Posted on 29/09/2009

Abu Dhabi Police's Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department has announced the issuance of five new categories of vehicle number plates in the emirate. This includes four categories that will replace the old number plates, which have red, blue, grey and green colours. The new number plates will be distributed to licensing services centres in Abu Dhabi, Western Region and Al Ain. Colonel Mohammed Maiouf Al Ketbi, Director of Abu Dhabi's Vehicles and Drivers Licensing, said the issuance of the ...  >>MORE

RTA activates SMS parking payment service with du

Posted on 30/08/2009

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has activated its service for paying parking fees via mobile text messages (mParking) in partnership with the UAE's second telecom provider du. The step is part of RTA's strategy to develop integrated solutions of road systems in keeping with the sweeping development plans of the emirate of Dubai with the highest global standards. Maitha Bin Adai, Chief Executive Officer of Traffic and Roads Agency of RTA, said: "Offering payment of parking ...  >>MORE

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Rush hour ban on trucks throughout Ramadan in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Traffic braces for Ramadan


Abu Dhabi Traffic Police continues safety campaign


UAE road fatalities drop by 21% in 2010 H1


Abu Dhabi puts the brakes on speeding motorists


Abu Dhabi expands paid parking in areas along Khalifa Street


Abu Dhabi launches drive against abandoned cars


Over 200 police officers and observers trained to enhance road safety in Abu Dhabi


Parking cards going hi-tech


Traffic chaos in Abu Dhabi


Municipality of Abu Dhabi starts trial run of LED light signals


Camera web to monitor Abu Dhabi junctions


Dubai police launch smart patrols to monitor erring vehicles


Zero tolerance on accident mortality rate


Traffic police in the emirate of Abu Dhabi registers 120, 902 violations in Q1


Entire police force to watch roads for unsafe drivers


RTA, Abu Dhabi Police embark on Phase II of e-linking of Dubai and federal traffic systems


Abu Dhabi Traffic cracks down on vehicles with expired registration


Road fatalities in Abu Dhabi fall 21% in first three months


Corniche Hospital to give out free car seats


Dry run for Sharjah toll gate system


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City participates in the international Road Safety on Four Continents Conference


Road safety drive launched in UAE


Traffic ‘Disneyland’ to teach children


Traffic patrol intensified to nab mobile phone users while driving


Refined federal traffic law led to decline in road fatalities


Parking inspectors go futuristic on electric trikes


Tiny cameras to hunt speedsters


Official clarifies new parking law in Abu Dhabi


24 hours, 365 days of paid parking in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Municipality starts application of Countdown Pedestrian Signal system at Corniche Street


Abu Dhabi expands paid parking areas


SAEED slashes fee for handling minor traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi roads back to normal after heavy rains


Abu Dhabi to get 3,725 more paid parking spaces next year


Abu Dhabi adjusts timing of signals


Sharjah to launch e-payment card


Khalifa issues law on parking facilities in Abu Dhabi


Traffic police study Japanese system


Abu Dhabi to have new number plate categories


RTA activates SMS parking payment service with du