Abu Dhabi Traffic Directorate Launches Awareness Campaign on the 5 Main Causes of Traffic Accidents
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, August 31st 2013
The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate recently launched an integrated campaign for traffic control and awareness-raising, to curtail the "5 main causes of traffic and truck accidents" that occur on internal and external roads in Abu Dhabi. The campaign is in pursuance of the Directorate's traffic safety strategy that aims to reduce traffic accidents and their resulting human and economic losses.
Lt. Colonel Ahmed Al Zayoudi, Chief of the Major Traffic Accidents Section at Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, indicated that according to traffic statistics of 2013, the five main causes of traffic accidents are as follows: running red lights; driving at high speeds without taking the road into account; lack of attention by motorists; failure to leave sufficient distance between vehicles; and non compliance with road lanes.
He pointed out that those particular reasons caused a total of 448 accidents, and accounted for 22% of the number of traffic accidents (2057 accidents) during the same period. The campaign also included intensified awareness-raising efforts and traffic control for truck drivers, due to the high risks of truck accidents on all road users; whereas truck accidents accounted for nearly 11% of the total number of traffic accidents that occurred in the emirate last year.
"The campaign aims to enhance traffic safety, and urge motorists to abide by traffic laws in order to curtail the five main causes of traffic accidents, by intensifying traffic control on internal and external roads. Moreover, the awareness programs associated with the campaign also include organizing lectures and distributing publications in Arabic, English and Urdu in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region, as well as in locations where truck drivers gather on Al Ghuwaifat Highway," said Al Zayoudi.
He also pointed out that, within the traffic awareness programs, the Directorate organized field awareness activities for motorists in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region. These activities included organizing lectures and distributing publications to motorists and community members on the "5 main causes of traffic and truck accidents".
Concluding, Al Zayoudi stressed the need to abide by safety procedures by focusing on three main issues of concern for all segments of society; motorists, pedestrians, and vehicles' safety. Moreover, he praised awareness-raising initiatives through the Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate's awareness program "Together" on the Internet, via Twitter and Facebook; to reduce traffic accidents and enhance traffic awareness among community members.
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Photo1: During the awareness campaign
Photo2: During the awareness campaign
The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.
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