Dubai traffic project trial: 42% dip in road fatalities Filed on November 10, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed at the Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre that he inaugurated on Tuesday.

A traffic incident management project trialled on the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Expo Road reduced road fatalities by 42 per cent. Implemented in September 2018, the joint project by the Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) increased traffic flow on the 72km stretch by 5.5 per cent.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was briefed about the results of the trials on Tuesday. He was at the Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre, where Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, detailed the successes of the pilot project.

It featured the rapid deployment of 11 clearance vehicles and six others to swiftly manage traffic movement and vehicle clearance following accidents or breakdowns.

Over eight months, the project handled 12,906 traffic cases, including 5,071 traffic incidents.

Staff Reporter

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