The functioning of the second phase of the traffic accident management project was announced by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Command in the middle of this month. The plan calls for the construction of 15 quick and important highways totaling 425 km in length in the Emirate of Dubai between 2023 and 2025. using world-wide best practices.
The Honorable The traffic accident management project, which the RTA is implementing in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Command, aims at rapid intervention to remove vehicles involved in traffic accidents or vehicles that break down on the roads, and reduce traffic congestion, according to Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority. Along with assisting Dubai Police in traffic organization after catastrophic accidents, traffic organization at accident sites includes reducing the time it takes to remove vehicles and preventing additional accidents brought on by unexpected congestion.
The authority started implementing the service on the roads to be covered during the year 2023 in the middle of this month, and it covers seven streets, including Sheikh Zayed Road (Sheikh Rashid Street and Al Ittihad Street), Al Khail Street (phase one), Dubai-Al Ain Street, Al Yalayis Street, and Al Yalayis Street. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Al Rabat Street, and Airport Street, and four additional streets will be covered in the year 2024, namely: Al Khail Street (phase two) and Emirates Street.
And Jebel Ali Street – Lahbab Street, and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, while four streets will be covered in the year 2025, namely: Dubai-Hatta Street, Umm Suqeim Street, Expo Street, and Hessa Street, indicating that the selection of streets was based on the number of Among the criteria, the most important of which is the intensity of traffic, particularly during peak hours, and the high number of accidents and idle vehicles on the roads.
The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority continued: We have identified a number of locations for rapid intervention vehicles to be stationed on highways and vital roads, to ensure that vehicles quickly reach accident sites on these roads during the specified period in accordance with the approved performance indicators for the project, explaining that the Traffic Accidents Unit will take over Dealing with broken down vehicles, rapid intervention to manage traffic accident sites at accident sites and on adjacent roads, Dealing with minor accidents that do not require the presence of the police, removing vehicles involved in traffic accidents and idle vehicles, restoring traffic to normal, implementing traffic diversions at accident sites and in the surrounding road network, assisting road users, and providing support and assistance to Dubai Police during an accident. Serious accidents, protection of parked vehicles, and provision of traffic support during events.
The traffic accident management service will greatly benefit the users of the road network in the Emirate of Dubai, by preserving their safety and saving their time by reducing the negative impact on travel time resulting from traffic accidents.
For his part, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, confirmed that the second phase of the traffic accident management project in Dubai is operating as an extension of the success of the first phase, which produced significant results that demonstrated the project’s effectiveness and its capacity to lower secondary injuries and increase the level of accidents. flow of traffic during accidents.
In order to achieve the strategic goal of making the Emirate of Dubai a safe city where stability predominates and the elements of which are deeply rooted, His Excellency explained that this project is an extension of the strategic partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai. This partnership is based on the establishment of an integrated work system that supports the future visions of the Emirate of Dubai and the approved traffic safety plan at the level of the emirate. saving people and property.