25 Road Observers to keep eye on Sharjah bottlenecks

SHARJAH — Flooded with public complaints, the Sharjah Traffic and Licensing Department has decided to deploy more than 25 road observers in key areas to resolve and prevent traffic bottlenecks to ease movement of vehicles.

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Published: Sun 9 Jul 2006, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:09 PM

The road observers drawn from police personnel who have passed the ninth foundation training course, have started carrying out their tasks including supervision and easing of traffic congestion in the crowded areas.

An official from the department told Khaleej Times that the traffic problem in Sharjah has become unbearable and there

were a spate of complaints from people requesting a solution to the problem. So the department decided to provide two months' comprehensive training to 25 police personnel in Al Khudairah military camp on traffic and security aspects.

These training programmes including ways of controlling and organising traffic movement, methods of traffic accident investigation and recording violations, besides training in driving motorbikes, first aid and costumers services skills.

He pointed out these traffic police observers are being deployed on many roads including Al Orouba, Jamal Abdul Nasser, Al Wahda, King Faisal, Kuwait Street and Al Estiqlal roundabout. Their deployment on these roads was based on a study of traffic plans which aimed at easing road congestion in the emirate.

Colonel Abdullah Mubarak Al Dukhan, Director of Operations in Sharjah Police, said that this initiative was part of the department's plan to cope with security issues related to traffic movement in all parts of Sharjah. The police are also concentrating on intensifying traffic patrols to smoothen traffic flow and deal with violations in a quick and effective way.

He pointed out that public cooperation will help the police a great deal to effectively implement plans for ensuring safety and security in the emirate.

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