Dubai expands traffic management project to cover more roads


Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Dubai Police, has expanded the scope of the Traffic Incidents Management Initiative to include Ras Al Khor Street, Umm Suqeim Street, Expo Road and Hessa Street by 2024.

It will increase the coverage of the project from 13 to 17 traffic corridors and streets, extending 951 km in both directions.

Since its introduction in 2023, the Traffic Incidents Management Unit has helped reduce secondary injury-related incidents, improve traffic flow and speed up the clearance of vehicles involved in a crash.

It also seen a drop in traffic incidents resulting in injuries and fatalities by 6.5 per cent, with fatalities decreasing by 5 per cent across the emirate, highlighted Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

The project has enhanced road safety, setting" a response rate of about 6 minutes and an average vehicle clearance time of 8 minutes".

He added that the unit "successfully handled 22,341 traffic incidents, including 9,391 vehicle towing operations, from November 2022 until January 2024".

It aims "for a response time of 10 minutes and a clearance time of 15 minutes," Al Tayer said.

The expansion increased the total coverage of the project to 13 corridors and streets that include: Sheikh Zayed Road (encompassing Sheikh Rashid Road and Al Ittihad Road), Al Khail Road (Phase I from the Business Bay crossing to Ras Al Khor Road ), Dubai - Al Ain Road, Al Yalayis Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Rabat Street, Airport Street, Al Khail Road (Phase II from Ras Al Khor Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road), Emirates Road, Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road, and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, along with Al Wasl and Jumeirah Streets."


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