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Abu Dhabi traffic police eye Guinness record

Posted on 12/09/2011

Abu Dhabi traffic police have invited more than 5,000 people for a lecture on road safety and nearly 50,000 to take part in a traffic safety painting contest in the hope such a campaign will find its way into Guinness book of records. The emirate's traffic and patrols directorate and the newly-created Saeed traffic police have already contacted Guinness for information on what they expect to be the world's largest traffic awareness campaign on a single day. "We are targeting Guinness with ...  >>MORE

New measures to deter speeding on Abu Dhabi city limits

Posted on 17/08/2011

New signs, painted pavements and sleeper lines will be introduced in five areas by the end of next month to curb speeding across the emirate. The measures, to be installed before winter, will be placed in "transitional distances", where motorists increase or decrease speeds between rural and urban areas on all main roads under the mandate of the Department of Transport. The details come on the heels of a previous announcement that such measures were being taken. The five areas include ...  >>MORE

No more excuses for speeding in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 13/07/2011

Changing the colour of asphalt, implementing speed control tapes on the roads and installing panels indicating new maximum speed limits are all part of an initiative to control speed on roads across Abu Dhabi, officials said on Tuesday. The new policy, to ensure smooth traffic flow and improved traffic safety standards, will be completed by this year, according to a spokesman from the Department of Transport. The initiative is implemented by the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi, ...  >>MORE

New speed limits for Dubai roads by end-June

Posted on 27/04/2011

A team comprising members from Traffic and Roads Agency (TRA) and Dubai Police are studying proposals to revise speed limits on Dubai's internal roads as well as highways. The manual detailing the new speed limits will be released by end-June, reports 'Khaleej Times'. Maitha bin Adai, CEO, TRA, said: "Our new strategy is based on three Es- engineering, education and enforcement. So we will first have the new signage, boards and infrastructure in place. Then educate people about the dangers ...  >>MORE

One dead, 61 injured in Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway pile-up

Posted on 03/04/2011

An Asian man was killed and nearly 61 people hurt in a pile-up early Saturday that left wreckage of 127 vehicles scattered near Al Samha area at the highway linking Abu Dhabi with Dubai. The accident is believed to have been caused by a motorist who was driving on high speed in early morning when the highway was enveloped by thick fog. Brigadier Hussein Ahmed Al Harthy, Director of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police said traffic patrols arrived at the scene five minutes after being ...  >>MORE

Traffic Awareness City inaugurated in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 15/03/2011

Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Director General of the Police Operations at Abu Dhabi Police's General Headquarters opened here yesterday the Traffic Awareness City. The launch of the city is part of the Traffic Week Celebration of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States in Abu Dhabi. Cutting the inauguration ribbon, Al Menhali said, "the protection of children and ensuring their safety on the road and in the vehicles is one of the main issues given priority by the ...  >>MORE

Al Jaber Group to build first robotic car park in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 24/01/2011

Al Jaber Group will be commencing the works on the first robotic car park in Abu Dhabi. The new car park will be located next to the Traders Hotel in Qaryat Al Beri Resort. This Project is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi with a capacity to handle 325 cars; it will be located next to the Traders Hotel and will have the same finishing and building specifications and height of the Traders hotel to fit in with the gorgeous architectural environment of the development. The new robotic car ...  >>MORE

Online vehicle insurance begins in UAE

Posted on 10/01/2011

The UAE Insurance Authority has started unifying database in order to issue online vehicle insurance policy. Abu Dhabi-based Methaq Takaful Insurance Company has become the first company to tie up with Abu Dhabi E-Traffic services and Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (TRA) which will allow direct contact with the traffic departments and instant updating of the customer's data before issuing the insurance policy. By the end of 2010, Methaq started using this system to electronically ...  >>MORE

Road crashes and injuries cost UAE Dh20b yearly

Posted on 04/01/2011

Road accidents and injuries are costing the economy Dh20 billion annually, according to recent research findings. According to a recent research by the Roadway, Transportation and Traffic Safety Research Centre (RTTSRC) the UAE suffers about 10,000 crashes annually, resulting in 2.7 fatalities per day. These figures represent the loss to economy in terms of loss of human lives and property and productivity losses. However, by any estimation the loss of human life that cannot be properly ...  >>MORE

New speed limits, red layers for safer driving in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 02/01/2011

Abu Dhabi started yesterday enforcing a new set of rules on speed limits on all the roads of Abu Dhabi by re-setting speed cameras in concurrence with recommendation of a study conducted earlier. The new rules will be accompanied by several procedures, including placing of new road signs and adding a red layer to the areas where motorists are supposed to reduce their speed to alert them ahead of entering residential areas. Brigadier Hussain Ahmad Al-Harithi, director of Abu Dhabi Traffic and ...  >>MORE

DOT launches "Electronic Residents Permit"

Posted on 11/11/2010

The Department of Transport (DOT) in Abu Dhabi has announced, through its parking department "Mawaqif", the official launch of the "electronic residents permit" service for parking, to replace the previous permits that were in use. This initiative comes in line with the department's efforts to constantly use innovative and sustainable techniques to deal with parking issues in the capital in the best manner, and to facilitate the use of public parking spaces efficiently, and easily for ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic steps up monitoring system ahead of F1

Posted on 09/11/2010

The Department of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police has specified the speed limit from Sheikh Khalifa Bridge on the highway, starting from Yas Island to the New Zayed Bridge at 120k/h. The minimum speed limit inside Yas Island will remain at 60k/h on internal roads with effect from Wednesday. The move comes within the efforts of the department to ensure the traffic safety ahead of Etihad Airline Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1, which will kick start from Friday at Yas Marina Circuit. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to have 40,000 paid car parks

Posted on 08/11/2010

Abu Dhabi has completed the construction of more than 23,000 paid parking spaces for residents and the number is expected to reach nearly 40,000 by the end of this year, an official was reported on Monday as saying. The facilities are part of a massive project launched by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport two years ago to replace random parking spaces with organised paid parking facilities to tackle a long-standing problem on main streets and inside residential areas of the city of nearly ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to adopt system of uniform speed limits

Posted on 25/10/2010

An initiative to put in place a comprehensive system of speed limits on the roads of Abu Dhabi will be completed by 2011, a senior road and traffic expert said Sunday. The initiative is one of the strategies being adopted by the Abu Dhabi Police to reduce the number of accidents and enhance road safety, Dr Atef M. Garib, road and traffic expert at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Department, said. "Eight out of every hundred traffic casualties results in death in the UAE, which is a ...  >>MORE

Dubai vehicle registration, driving licence renewals over the phone

Posted on 24/10/2010

Motorists in Dubai will be able to renew their vehicle registration and driving licence over the phone from November 1, said a senior official at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). "Instead of driving down to RTA offices and wait in queues, customers can simply call the customer service number of the RTA to renew their vehicles," Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA said on Saturday. The new telephonic service will also help motorists pay ...  >>MORE

Vehicle licence renewals in Abu Dhabi increase

Posted on 21/10/2010

Renewal of vehicle licences in Abu Dhabi between July and September increased 12.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. One of the reasons to the rise in renewals is the reduction of traffic irregularities, said Lt. Sohail Saeed Al Khaili, Head of Vehicle Licensing in the Department of Licensing and Drivers of Abu Dhabi Police. Abu Dhabi Police in July authorised the Licensing Department to reduce traffic fine, but not exceeding 50 per cent of the total incurred. Between June 28 ...  >>MORE

ADM to enhance infrastructure of Traffic Control Centre

Posted on 21/10/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has embarked on a project to enhance the IT infrastructure of the Traffic Signals Control Centre, which is slated for completion as early as the beginning of 2011. The project is part of the ongoing efforts to improve the level of services, achieve higher safety standards for all road users, and maintain the seamless traffic flow in the city of Abu Dhabi. The projects aims at enhancing the infrastructure, establishing a solid database for traffic systems and ...  >>MORE

Paid parking in four new areas in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 12/10/2010

Starting Sunday, the paid parking system will roll out in four new areas with more than 4,000 spaces, a senior official said on Monday. "As many as 4,427 parking spaces will be controlled by the scheme as part of the Mawaqif 2010 Plan revealed earlier this year, aiming to manage car parking facilities and spaces in Abu Dhabi," said Najib Al Zarouni, general manager of parking at the Department of Transport. The new areas are W5, W6, W7-01, W8, where the first is between Corniche Road and Al ...  >>MORE

Tracking Dubai with Dalili

Posted on 05/10/2010

Many of us have been caught in one nasty traffic snarl or another at some point. How often have we wished for access to Allahdin's genie to have been at least made aware of an impending traffic jam that even the radio missed, commented a UAE daily. "At least, this way traffic jams could have been avoided and alternate routes taken to avoid getting stuck for hours a dismal prospect after a long day at work. Well, now a solution seems to be at hand. Dalili is here. A new system that in ...  >>MORE

Traffic violations caught on camera to be aired on TV by Abu Dhabi police

Posted on 26/09/2010

Traffic violations caught on camera in different parts of the city will be aired on television for the first time by Abu Dhabi police in a bid to increase awareness, officials announced on Saturday. For a month starting tonight, the Abu Dhabi police will air a short TV segment showing serious traffic violations along with the fines and black points for the particular offence. The segment will be aired on Abu Dhabi TV after the news bulletin in the evening, for the next 30 days. "Thirty ...  >>MORE

Traffic Dept. Saeed seek to break world record in Grand International Artistic Traffic Competition

Posted on 11/08/2010

The Grand International Artistic Traffic Competition, launched by Abu Dhabi Traffic '&' Patrols Department and Saaed Co.for Traffic Systems to raise awareness of traffic safety and achieve a new Guinness World Records, has drawn 134,583 entries from the UAE and abroad. Registration for the Art Competition started in last February will continue till the end of the year. Colonel Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harethi, Director of the Department and Chairman of Saeed Co., said the art competition is ...  >>MORE

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

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Abu Dhabi traffic police eye Guinness record


New measures to deter speeding on Abu Dhabi city limits


No more excuses for speeding in Abu Dhabi


New speed limits for Dubai roads by end-June


One dead, 61 injured in Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway pile-up


Traffic Awareness City inaugurated in Abu Dhabi


Al Jaber Group to build first robotic car park in Abu Dhabi


Online vehicle insurance begins in UAE


Road crashes and injuries cost UAE Dh20b yearly


New speed limits, red layers for safer driving in Abu Dhabi


DOT launches "Electronic Residents Permit"


Abu Dhabi Traffic steps up monitoring system ahead of F1


Abu Dhabi to have 40,000 paid car parks


Abu Dhabi to adopt system of uniform speed limits


Dubai vehicle registration, driving licence renewals over the phone


Vehicle licence renewals in Abu Dhabi increase


ADM to enhance infrastructure of Traffic Control Centre


Paid parking in four new areas in Abu Dhabi


Tracking Dubai with Dalili


Traffic violations caught on camera to be aired on TV by Abu Dhabi police


Traffic Dept. Saeed seek to break world record in Grand International Artistic Traffic Competition


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