RTA, Dubai Police expand Traffic Incidents Management Unit

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the General HQ of Dubai Police, has expanded the scope of the Traffic Incidents Management Initiative to include 15 highways and key streets in Dubai extending 425 km over the next three years.

The step follows the huge success of the trial operation of the initiative, which contributed to reducing secondary injury-related accidents, improving traffic flow and considerably speeding up the clearance of vehicles affected by accidents in line with top international practices.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said: “The Traffic Incidents Management scheme is undertaken by RTA in collaboration with the GHQ of Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Traffic Prosecution, Civil Defence Directorate, and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

"It aims to ensure rapid intervention to remove vehicles involved in minor traffic accidents or breaking down on roads, ease the traffic congestion, streamline the traffic at accident sites, and cut the time of clearing vehicles involved in accidents. It also avoids the triggering of secondary accidents as a result of sudden congestion, and supports Dubai Police in managing traffic and providing alternative routes during severe accidents.”

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