Sunday is Dubai’s annual accident-free day

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Dubai Police are reminding motorists to be extra cautious when driving on Sunday August 29, as students return to schools.

Every year the force aims to ensure the first day of the new academic year is free of traffic accidents. 

Running for the fourth consecutive year, the "day without accidents" campaign invites members of the public to join Dubai Police in ensuring the safety of the emirate’s roads by adhering to local traffic laws and regulations.

This year, it will be also remind motorists, parents, pupils and academic personnel about the importance of adhering to precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said the campaign this year would run under the slogan “Together for Safer Roads”.

He added that they regularly conduct road safety campaigns to reduce traffic accidents and most importantly to protect the lives of road users. 

“We’ve managed to remarkably reduce the number of road-related fatalities per 100,000. However, it’s extremely important that we continue to sustain the safety awareness initiatives, particularly during the academic year when our pupils are transported " Brig. Al Mazroui said. 

Butti Ahmad bin Darwish Al Falasi, Director of Security Awareness at Dubai Police, confirmed that the campaign has proven successful over the past three years in achieving zero deaths on the first day of school and increasing traffic awareness among the public.

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