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New Data Reveals the Cause of Traffic Congestions Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday 18 October 2020  

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, we resumed ‘normalcy’ again, traffic has picked up and roads  are becoming more congested. Road safety will remain an important concern. Noor Takaful | Ethical Insurance in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE is committed to...

BACK TO SCHOOL – School Bus SAFETY PROTOCOL -Sunday 16 August 2020  

·        pre-trip bus sanitisation ·        social distancing of students prior to boarding ·        face mask mandate ·        personal hygiene ·        monitoring student welfare ·        temperature checks ·       ...

Summer Driving Tips -Wednesday 17 June 2020  

RoadSafetyUAE dedicates a new topic on its on-line portal to ‘Summer Driving Tips’. Summers in the UAE are quite taxing on vehicles, motorists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and all other traffic participants, as well as on the traffic infrastructure. The hot summer months are typically...

TomTom Traffic Index: Global traffic congestion up, but UAE’s 2 main cities compare well; Bengaluru takes Crown of... -Tuesday 4 February 2020  

TomTom, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner of RoadSafetyUAE released the results of the 9th TomTom Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic situation in 416 cities in 57 countries. Bengaluru takes the top spot this year with drivers in the southern Indian city expecting to...

2019 ‘UAE Year of Tolerance’ - How Tolerant are UAE Motorists? (Research Study) -Sunday 17 November 2019  

2019 marks the ‘UAE Year of Tolerance’ and this begs the question of how tolerant are we to each other on UAE’s roads? Obviously, a caring attitude is the foundation of a good road safety culture and one dimension of it is how tolerant motorists are to each other. This ‘first-ever’...

Dangerous Driving Increases Slightly, but Remains on Relatively Low Level – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’... -Monday 4 November 2019  

The results of the 8th cycle of the unique and long-running ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ study once again underline the authorities’ efforts to further improve the country’s road infrastructure and this directly contributes to all-time-high values for driving enjoyment and a slight decrease...

The Stubborn Non-Use of Indicators on UAE Roads, a Key Ingredient to the #1 Cause of Road Fatalities -Sunday 29 September 2019  

A nuisance observed daily on UAE roads is the stubborn non-use of indicators. Regardless if motorists change lanes, merge onto highways, exit highways, turn at T-junctions or 4-way junctions or exit roundabouts, very often this happens without the use of indicators. Even fines of AED 200 in Abu...

Summer Heat & Tire Safety … a Call to Action! -Sunday 23 June 2019  

Summer has arrived and we witness sizzling temperatures above the 40-degree mark. The hot summer months are extremely taxing for vehicle tires and overall, more than 5% of road traffic deaths in the UAE are linked to poor tire maintenance. Abu Dhabi police for example stated in 2018, that 17...

Global Traffic Index: UAE’s 2 main cities compare well; Mumbai takes Crown of ‘Most Traffic Congested... -Monday 17 June 2019  

TomTom, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner of RoadSafetyUAE released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic situation in 403 cities in 56 countries around the world. Mumbai takes the top spot this year with drivers in the Indian city expecting to...

5th United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week, 6-12 May 2019, under the theme ‘Leadership’ -Sunday 5 May 2019  

The 5th United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week will run between 6-12 May 2019. RoadSafetyUAE want to help raising the awareness for this important initiative. As the theme of this activation is ‘Leadership’, we want to focus on the role of private corporations in the context of...

UAE Young Drivers Behavior and Attitudes (Research) -Tuesday 2 April 2019  

According to Ministry of Interior (MOI) data published earlier, 45 per cent of all road accidents UAE-wide have been caused by young drivers and even 63 per cent in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as 34 per cent of all road traffic fatalities. These data illustrate the vital importance of...

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent awards RoadSafetyUAE the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award -Wednesday 12 December 2018  

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent awarded RoadSafetyUAE at the Annual Awards Ceremony, held at The Savoy, London on Tuesday 11th December 2018. The Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award (PMIRSA) is arguably the most prestigious road safety award globally and is presented...

UAE Seat Belt Use – ‘Before’ & ‘After’ the New Seat Belt Law -Sunday 4 November 2018  

The UAE witnessed the introduction of the holistic seat belt law in July 2017. How did seat belt usage change since the introduction of this ground-breaking law? RoadSafetyUAE jointly with QIC Insured researched the UAE seat belt usage in February 2017, a few months before the new law got...

UAE Motorists Behavior Must Match Authorities’ Efforts – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’... -Monday 8 October 2018  

7th cycle of the unique perception study of UAE motorists Dangerous driving is on the rise Reversal of long-term positive trend Only positives: Infrastructure improves as well as overall driving enjoyment   The 7th cycle of the unique ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ once more...

UAE’s First Airbag Child Car Seat – Cooperation RoadSafetyUAE and Mamas & Papas -Sunday 10 June 2018  

The arrival of the first child car seat with airbags from Maxi-Cosi also marks the start of the cooperation between Mamas & Papas and RoadSafetyUAE for the important topic of child car seats. The safety of children in cars remains a critical concern and UAE media reported in February 2018, that...

Ramadan – Accidents / Claims Analysis & Road Safety Tips -Tuesday 15 May 2018  

Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, and this creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for road users. The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body, especially when coinciding with the hot summer...

Road Safety Activation – ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities!’ -Saturday 28 April 2018  

High percentage of road accidents occur within a short distance from home Focus on ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities’ Community events and dedicated pledge Creating a safer driving culture must start at home and in our neighborhoods Good behavior starts at home! This is...

Study: Does the UAE have a positive driving culture? -Wednesday 11 April 2018  

Surprisingly high ‘yes’ values, but strong contrasts among ethnical groups Big difference between own behavior and the observed behavior of other motorists Ranking of the top most unfriendly acts correlates with the main causes of death Rationale for unfriendly acts is grounded in...

‘First-Ever’ UAE Truck Trailer Safety Conference -Wednesday 21 March 2018  

On 15th March 2018, the ‘first-ever’ UAE Truck Trailer Safety Conference took place in Dubai, organized by WABCO and supported by Dubai Police and RoadSafetyUAE. The speakers included Dubai Police, RTA, WABCO, RoadSafetyUAE, Dubai Driving Center, Gorica, Gotrade, VOLVO and Continental....

UAE Roads Are Becoming Less Dangerous – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ (6th cycle) -Monday 12 March 2018  

The 6th cycle of the unique ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ delivers very positive trends for UAE’s road safety. It seems that the perception of UAE motorists goes hand-in-hand with the remarkable reduction of traffic fatalities in 2017, down by about 30% vs. 2016, according to media reports...