The Dubai Police General Command, represented by the General Traffic Department and the Security Awareness Department of the General Department for Community Happiness, will on Monday launch the “A Day Without Accidents” campaign, which aims to be the first day of the new school year a day without traffic accidents .
The Dubai Police General Command confirmed that the campaign has achieved exceptional success over the past three years, recording zero deaths and injuries and a noticeable drop in the accident rate on the first day of school in Dubai. Two parts, the first traffic, and the second attention to motorists.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said the campaign comes as part of the Dubai Police General Command’s desire for the day students return to their schools to be accident-free and an awareness day for drivers, notes that the campaign is implemented in collaboration with internal and external partners from Dubai Police Dubai, in addition to the members of the local community who are partners in the success of the campaign at the beginning of the school year, by complying with traffic laws.
He added that the awareness campaign aims to prevent accidents in school areas, especially deaths on the first day of the school year, and noted that through the campaign, Dubai Police seeks to achieve its strategic direction represented in the safe city, work to make community members happy , and reduce deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, which emphasizes the joint efforts of the various internal partners represented by the police station board, the Positive Spirit Initiative and the School Security Initiative to achieve the strategic direction of the management.
Brigadier General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei emphasized Dubai Police’s keenness, through the initiative, to encourage and encourage drivers to permanently obey traffic laws for their own safety and the safety of road users, stressing that motorists must obey the stop sign used at the school. buses, and not to cross it for the sake of public safety, and to avoid For the occurrence of accidents, at the same time note that cutting the stop sign for school buses, a fine of 1,000 dirhams, along with 10 traffic points according to traffic law.
He appealed to drivers to maintain speed, not use cell phones while driving, stick to the lanes and not be distracted by other conditions while driving, stressing the need for drivers of vehicles and school buses to adhere to public safety standards, and to comply with traffic laws so that the start of the school year is safe and without accidents.
Butti Ahmed bin Darwish Al Falasi, Director of the Security Awareness Department, on his part confirmed that the campaign, which is being implemented for the fourth consecutive year, has proved remarkably successful in achieving the strategic indicators of management by reducing the percentage of accidents throughout the emirate of Dubai during the past year, and therefore the Dubai Police continues Launching the campaign annually, reminding the importance of ensuring that the school year for students is without accidents, and unifying the efforts of the working groups to achieve traffic indicators.
He added that the campaign will include awareness of the need to obey traffic laws, by wearing seat belts while driving, obeying the specified speed and road instructions, leaving a safe distance between vehicles, not using the phone while driving, giving pedestrians their right of way when crossing, and the importance of giving way to emergency vehicles.