Safety of kids is top priority

ABU DHABI — The Traffic and Patrols Department of the Abu Dhabi Police has chalked out a plan to ensure safety of children on school buses.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Sun 3 Sep 2006, 9:45 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:16 PM

Traffic officials will hold a Press conference today to announce a plan focusing on securing and protecting school buses from accidents, according to the police.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Colonel Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department, said that Lieutenant- General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, pays great attention to students’ safety.

Mobile and fixed patrols have been asked to be on alert everywhere. Training courses are to be held for bus drivers to increase their awareness, and train them to drive well under all circumstances. All the details of the plan, Al Zaabi went on to say, will be announced in the conference.

“Traffic controllers are doing their best to find solutions to traffic jams during the academic year, particularly those at peak hours in the morning and the afternoon,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Driving School, organised a procession in which 104 cars took part last Friday to mark the occasion of the beginning of the academic year. All staff members are trying hard to help students, Lt. Col. Walid Ali Yusuf Al Ali, acting director, Media and Public Relation Section, said.

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