RTA to start fining drivers using bus lanes; Car pool comes to Dubai


By Staff  www.emirates247.com

How to better manage traffic accidents, coming diversions at Al Safouh Street for Dubai Tram-related construction, dedicated bus and taxi lanes, and the trial run of pool vehicles, was discussed at a high-level meeting between Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazinah, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

Both agreed to set up a work team headed by Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander of Dubai Police for Operation Affairs, with members including Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, and officials from RTA and Dubai Police.

The team is tasked to work out a methodology, appoint a consultant to assess the current situation of traffic accidents management, and suggest technical solutions capable of leveraging accidents management plan at world-class standards.

“The material cost of delay resulting from traffic accidents constitutes a huge burden on the emirate of Dubai,” said Al Tayer. “Road authorities in economically advanced countries, such as USA and Britain, had set up teams tasked with the management of traffic accidents in collaboration with the police, ambulance and civil defence departments.

These teams are held responsible for making instant response to accidents, managing traffic movement at the scenes of the accident and neighbouring streets, protecting the site and evacuation staff, clearing the road as quick as possible, and averting secondary accidents,” he added. More info