Security at Al Ghuaifat checkpost beefed up

ABU DHABI — The Tarif Police Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police has taken measures to ensure the security and safety of passengers going on holiday by road through the checkpost of Al Ghuaifat.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 5 Jul 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:59 AM

The checkpost is witnessing an intensive movement of travellers who are arriving or departing the country to spend their summer vacation.

Lt-Col. Hassan Ahmed Al Hossani, head of the Tarif Traffic and Police Patrols Department, said that in the interest of the safety of travellers and to ensure uninterrupted traffic on the roads, the Tarif police has intensified traffic patrols on all roads, which lead to Al Ghuaifat checkpost. He confirmed that the department has made arrangements for mobile workshops to handle any simple mechanical or electrical malfunction and providing a means for the towing of the stalled vehicles to the nearest workshop.

Lt-Col. Al Hossani said that in cooperation with the Department of Emergency and Public Safety his department has been providing a number of ambulances and rescue services to deal with any accident.

He stressed that the Information and Public Relations Department has prepared booklets as a guide for travellers, which includes a number of tips and guidance and all the services available on the road from oil stations, rest areas for the passengers and hotels as well as restaurants and auto workshops.

Lt-Col. Al Hossani appealed to all passengers to observe the speed and load limits. He stressed the need for a full examination of the car and to ascertain the validity of tyres and their ability to withstand long-distance travel and high temperatures, before embarking on the trip of travel.

He advised travellers to take rest at short intervals and not drive when fatigued or exhausted.

He stressed that before embarking on the journey, travellers should ensure that they have all the important documents, including passports and visas, driving licence and car ownership documents.

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