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Dubai says to trial new traffic management system in September

Traffic Incidents Management Scheme will be put in place along 70km of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road for one year

Dubai says to trial new traffic management system in September

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), alongside the Dubai Police General HQ, will start a trial run of a new traffic management plan in September.

The Traffic Incidents Management Scheme will be put in place along 70km of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road for one year starting on September 16, state news agency WAM reported.

The trial seeks to ensure the rapid clearance of vehicles involved in traffic accidents and vehicles breaking down on roads.

The ultimate objective is to streamline the traffic flow at the sites of accidents, cut short the time taken to remove crashed vehicles, and fend off secondary accidents triggered by sudden snarl-ups, WAM said.

The two parties have agreed to deploy a team at the Command and Control Room of the Dubai Police. A process will be charted out for communication between the Operations Room, the Traffic Control Centre and the dedicated patrol vehicles on the E311 Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

According to studies commissioned by the RTA, the scheme will help to reduce congestion, along with associated costs, by as much as 25 percent, as well as save extra expenses incurred by Dubai Police.

Discussions also covered accidents involving bicycles, and efforts by the Dubai Police to enforce the rules against offenders, including the impounding of bikes in breach of the Use of Bikes in Dubai Law. It was reported that about 1,700 bikes had been seized in Dubai in 2017.

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