Dubai reveals expansion of traffic incident management project to 17 major roads

Dubai Police General Headquarters and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai have announced that the Traffic Incident Management Unit project will be extended.

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The Dubai Media Office said that by the end of 2024, four more major road corridors would be included in this project, increasing the coverage from thirteen to seventeen and covering a total of nine hundred and fifty-one kilometers in both directions.

According to Mattar Al Tayer, the project aims to cut down on secondary accidents, improve traffic flow, and remove wrecked vehicles faster than ever before, following international best practices. Tayer also serves as the chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority's board of executive directors.

The expansion builds upon the addition of six significant corridors and streets earlier this year, expanding the total coverage to 13 corridors and streets. The initiative emphasizes deploying rapid response vehicles to designated sites for swift intervention, targeting a response time of 10 minutes and a clearance time of 15 minutes.

The implementation of the Traffic Incident Management Unit initiative, which was carried out in conjunction with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police General Headquarters, has enhanced traffic safety in the emirate. Compared to the previous year, traffic incidents resulting in injuries and fatalities have decreased by 6.5 percent.

The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, emphasized the strategic partnership between RTA and Dubai Police, highlighting the project's contribution to improving security responses and reducing traffic congestion.

By doing so, the initiative intends to decrease congestion-related costs by 25 percent and shorten the time required to clear minor incidents by 35 percent. Furthermore, the collaboration between Emirates Auction and Dubai Police has effectively executed traffic safety initiatives by enabling the removal of tens of thousands of impaired vehicles from the roadways.

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