Dubai's RTA in crackdown on poor safety records

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By Ed Attwood  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is cracking down on companies whose drivers have poor safety records via a series of safety campaigns.

According to state news agency WAM, the agency has identified 268 companies that have a high rate of traffic violations.

The RTA will be stepping up its programme of on-site inspections, focusing especially on worn tyres, defective lights, and missing or unclear numberplates.

“Our large-scale inspection visits to various transport related sites and firms will impact the improvement of safe principles and mechanisms that enhance companies’ consciousness of the dissemination of traffic safety, and a reduction in tragic accidents resulting from failure to inspect vehicles,” said Nabeel Al Ali, director of the RTA’s monitoring and enforcement department. More info