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UAE Driving Culture: The ‘10 Golden Rules’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -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...

First ever UAE ‘Mobile Phone in the Car’ behaviour research -Wednesday 16 November 2016  

Only 26% ‘never’ use their mobile phones while driving 74% use their phone for incoming calls, 43% for outgoing calls 19% use their phone for incoming messages, 14% for outgoing messages Mobile calling & texting is so dangerous, because it combines the 4 elements of distracted...

Message from ‘Mister Le Mans’ to UAE Motorists: ‘Be Aware of Distracted Driving’! -Wednesday 2 November 2016  

Tom Kristensen, known globally as 'Mr. Le Mans' for winning the most prestigious 24hrs endurance car race in the world for a record breaking 9 times, has the following message for UAE motorists: "In endurance car racing, paying full attention is critical!  Being distracted for only A FRACTION...

Tailgating is a growing concern, but overall UAE driving perceptions improve – UAE Road Safety Monitor -Tuesday 6 September 2016  

RoadSafetyUAE and QIC Insured present the findings of the 3rd cycle of the ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’, a unique perception study of UAE driving behaviour. Tailgating is on the rise. Positive perception trends of improved infrastructure, commute time and driving enjoyment. Perception...

Cricket legend Wasim Akram builds a bridge between cricket and road safety in the UAE -Monday 20 June 2016  

Wasim Akram’s message on  ‘Road Etiquette and Politeness’ Support and endorsement of iconic leaders is vital for the cause of road safety Lack of a caring attitude seen as a root cause of reckless driving Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricket legend, endorses to the cause of road...

Ramadan Road Safety ‘Tips&Tricks’ -Sunday 5 June 2016  

Road traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities peak in the holy month of Ramadan. We witness hundreds of accidents and dozens of fatalities every year. Ramadan is the perfect time to start with better road safety habits! Road traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities peak in the...

Careem and RoadSafetyUAE partner up to tackle a real problem – passenger safety! -Tuesday 10 May 2016  

Careem, the region’s fastest growing technology company, has decided to tackle a REAL UAE concern that has taken the backseat for too long: safety. “While others in the industry have been focusing more and more on providing glitz and glamour experiences such as yacht and helicopter rides,...

15 years old UAE student’s road safety video wows audiences -Sunday 24 April 2016      

Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas (VOX Cinemas) and RoadSafetyUAE endorse seat belt video clip Charlie Cracknell, a 15 year old UAE student follows up his internationally award winning work with this recent production Clip addresses the #1 cause of death for children in the UAE, road traffic...

First ever UAE ‘Indicator-Use’ research: Motorists know the importance, but fail to use it comprehensively -Sunday 3 April 2016  

67% claim to indicate ‘almost every time’, but credit only 15% of other motorists for the same. 40% find indicating is a sign of inexperience, weakness or don’t indicate out of habit. 90% state indicating increases road safety. The lack of properly using indicators is not only...

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