This new system will reduce traffic jams caused by accidents in Dubai

This new system will reduce traffic jams caused by accidents in Dubai

A new system will ensure the faster deployment of emergency teams to clear vehicles involved in traffic accidents or breakdowns on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Dubai.

The Traffic Incidents Management Scheme will be applied to a 70 km stretch of the road for one year starting September 16.

The initiative by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police aims to reduce traffic congestion and associated costs by as much as 25 per cent.

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, Traffic Control Center and dedicated patrol vehicles on the E311.

The RTA and Dubai Police have also discussed the expansion of Intelligent Traffic Systems and the building of a new traffic management control centre at Al Barsha.

It entails broadening the coverage of the Intelligent Traffic Systems from 11 per cent to 60 per cent of Dubai's roads network and speeding up the detection as well as response to accidents and traffic congestion.

It seeks to provide real-time traffic information to the public about the conditions of roads network through new Virtual Messaging Signs and smart apps, enhancing the efficiency of traffic management at mega event sites, such as Expo 2020.