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Fog blamed for 140 crashes on Dubai roads as weather warnings...

Dubai Police responded to 140 car crashes in the space of six hours as a result of yesterday's fog. Brig Gen Omar Al Shamsi of the central operations department at Dubai Police said they received about 900 phone calls between 3am and 9am on Sunday.

RTA: 100,000 Dubai drivers need medical tests

Up to 100,000 drivers in Dubai will be required to undergo medical tests, after the licensing agency at the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced it has started to issue occupational permits for some driver categories. The change meants that truck drivers, bus drivers, taxi drivers and private chauffeurs will be required to pass a medical test.

Road upgrades in Dubai residential area ease traffic flow

New roads to improve traffic in and out of Al Quoz have been completed, the Roads and Transport Authority has said. The upgrades to the residential area in Al Quoz 4 also involved street lighting, roadside parking and rainwater drainage.

Wrongly-parked vehicles termed 'abandoned'; can be towed away

Vehicles parked randomly on Dubai streets obstructing traffic flow and endangering the lives of motorists will be considered ‘abandoned’, according to Chief of RTA. Maitha bin Udai, CEO, RTA, outlined several measures to maintain road safety and ensure motorists enjoy driving.

Three in four people run over on Dubai roads are labourers

A total of 74 per cent of people who are run over by cars in Dubai are Asian labourers, statistics reveal. Maitha bin Oudey, the executive director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), said that the figure highlights the need for intensified traffic awareness campaigns targeting this group of residents.

100 new radars to trap speedsters on Dubai roads: RTA

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Police will install 100 new speed radars to monitor speeding across the emirate’s main roads, a top RTA official has revealed to Emirates 24|7. Maithaa Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads at the RTA, in an exclusive statement to this website also revealed that 450 speed radars and 230 cameras have been installed to monitor traffic signals.

RTA to crack down on illegal transport services in Dubai

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority plans to crack down harder on illegal transport services, which has seen an increase in the past few years, with violators facing confiscation of vehicles and repeat offenders likely to face jail time, followed by deportation.

RTA extends submission deadline for Scientific Research Award

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has extended the deadline for making submissions to the inaugural edition of its Scientific Research Award up to October 31, 2012 instead of mid of September.

Cyclone rumours kick up a storm on UAE social networks

The dusty, hazy and near-zero-visibility weather this morning sent social networks into a storm of rumours and scaremongering. Twitter and Blackberry services were full of warning signs of a cyclone hitting the UAE, heading over from Saudi Arabia.

Al Khail Road to provide easy alternative for motorists

The Dh1.925 billion Al Khail Road Widening and Improvement Project was approved in 2008 to help ease traffic congestion on Dubai's major roads. Al Khail Road is a 15-kilometre stretch of highway which runs parallel to Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road and provides an important link to new developments and the Business Bay Crossing.