Dubai RTA campaign clamps down on 260 transport firms

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By   www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // More than 260 transport companies with the worst records for traffic and safety offences are being targeted in a campaign to make the emirate’s roads safer.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has contacted 268 companies whose vehicles have been found to have recurring problems such as defective tyres or lights, are overloaded or have licence plates that are not visible.

“Our large-scale inspection visits to various transport sites and firms will reflect on the improvement of safe principles and reduction of accidents resulting from failure to inspect vehicles,” said Nabeel Al Ali, director of the RTA’s monitoring and enforcement department.

The campaign aims to highlight the consequences and hazards associated with negligence about road safety rules, said Mr Al Ali.

“This is not about fining people, rather it is to show these companies our areas of concern, especially the management team who may not be aware of some of the risks involved,” said Ahmad Bahrozyan, chief executive of the RTA’s licensing agency.

Mr Bahrozyan said the RTA was careful to address the concerns of companies and not to affect their business. More info