RTA starts traffic awareness lessons in schools

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By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has started a traffic awareness programme for school students, as it called upon parents to exercise care and caution while driving in the vicinity of schools.

The awareness programme will include workshops and educative lectures for school students as well as kids in kindergartens and bus drivers.

“The Traffic and Roads Agency has taken part in the Back-to-School Expo recently staged at Meydan, where traffic education supervisors held workshops about school safety for students and parents,” said Maitha bin Udai, CEO of the agency.

She highlighted that the key reason for accidents in school areas was attributed to the lack of judgment on the part of road users, besides negligence, inattentiveness and careless or irresponsible driving.

“The traffic awareness teams in the agency developed educative programmes tailored to the targeted categories — namely students, parents and drivers. These programmes feature high in the priority order of the agency, particularly during seasons where traffic movement patterns in the emirate are subject to changes such as the Back-to-School and unstable weather conditions, which are among the core topics on which we will focus in the last quarter of this year,” added Bin Udai. More info