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UAE Seat Belt Use – ‘Before’ & ‘After’ the New Seat Belt Law Dubai, United Arab Emirates -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...

UAE Driving Culture: The ‘10 Golden Rules’ -Wednesday 21 February 2018  

The UAE is making good progress in increasing road safety and in reducing the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities on our roads. In the last 10 years the number of fatalities could be reduced by 50% to 525 in 2017. Despite of these commendable achievements, many remarks are made with...

Road Safety Study: The Wishlist of UAE Motorbike Delivery Riders -Tuesday 12 December 2017  

A pioneering study was conducted to validate the road safety perceptions of UAE motorcycle delivery riders, which results were presented at the ‘first-ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Event in November 2017, an event jointly organized by RoadSafetyUAE and Al-Futtaim Honda. 5 dimensions...

First ‘Light Test Campaign’ in the Middle East -Monday 4 December 2017  

This first-ever ‘Light Test Campaign’ in the Middle East will run in the UAE from the 3rd of December to the 17th of December 2017, organized by Osram with the support of RTA and RoadSafetyUAE. Aimed at raising awareness about the dangers posed on our roads by defunct lighting in cars, UAE...

Tailgating on UAE’s roads explained (research) -Tuesday 31 October 2017  

RoadSafetyUAE and QIC Insured release the findings of their most recent YouGov research study, shedding light on tailgating, being one of the most dangerous behaviours behind the wheel and always among the top 5 killers on UAE’s road, according to official data sources. Tailgating is one of...

Does road safety improve in the UAE? – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ (5th cycle) -Saturday 30 September 2017  

5th cycle of unique perception study of UAE motorists All perceived road safety trends improve Despite good trends, the absolute levels of perceived misbehavior are still high However, driving enjoyment declines Road infrastructure needs further improvements   Does road...

A survey by dubizzle: 81.5 percent of second hand car buyers’ bad experiences stem from issues undisclosed by... -Saturday 8 July 2017  

dubizzle Motors partners with RoadSafetyUAE to drive awareness about secondhand car safety issues An online poll has revealed that 26.5 percent of respondents either did not request the vehicle history prior to purchase, or did not know what it was 78.1 percent of respondents would...

Ramadan – Claims / Accidents Analysis & Road Safety Tips -Sunday 21 May 2017  

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

UAE’s first holistic seat belt survey – Part 2 – Seat Belts & Children -Monday 24 April 2017  

Poor behavior of adults translates into poor habits to protect our children High knowledge level about the protective powers of children restraint systems 1/3 of needing motorists do not have proper child seats or booster cushions Reasons for ‘non-ownership’ are identified and need...

UAE’s First Holistic Seat Belt Survey – Part 1 -Thursday 30 March 2017  

Low knowledge of seat belt protection for back-seat passengers Alarmingly low seat belt use of drivers: Emiratis and the 18-24 year olds Alarmingly low seat belt use of front row passengers: Emiratis and the 18-24 year olds Alarmingly low seat belt use of back seat passengers – of...

Perception That UAE Roads Get Safer – UAE Road Safety Monitor (4th Research Cycle) -Monday 13 March 2017  

Coinciding with the 33rd GCC Traffic Week, the 4th cycle of UAE Road Safety Monitor delivers encouraging perception trends throughout. UAE’s motorists cherish the government’s continued efforts to further improve the road traffic infrastructure and at the same time they give evidence, that...

‘The Extended Classroom’ – Children Road Safety Partnership Between STS and RoadSafetyUAE -Wednesday 1 March 2017  

Road traffic accidents #1 cause of death for children below 14 Education sector’s vital need to teach road safety School buses are ‘The Extended Classroom’ for real-life learning   STS, the UAE’s biggest private school bus operator enters a strategic partnership with...

UAE Road Safety – 3 wishes for 2017 -Monday 2 January 2017  

Coinciding with RoadSafetyUAE’s 3rd anniversary on January 1st, Thomas Edelmann, Founder and Managing Director announces 3 wishes for UAE’s road safety in 2017. “The single biggest wish RoadSafetyUAE has, is the introduction of the holistic seat belt law. EVERYONE in a vehicle must...

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