Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police have discussed common concern relating to the safety and security of roads and public transport in Dubai
The overall objective is to realise the strategic performance indicators & targets of the Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy 2017 – 2021.
The two parties discussed the five-year Traffic Safety Plan comprising four elements such as monitoring and traffic enforcement, road engineering and vehicles, traffic awareness and improvement of systems and management. Discussions also covered the strategic performance indicators and the targets of Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy 2017-2021.
Both parties were pleased with the substantial drop in traffic fatality rates from 21.9 per 100 thousand of the population in 2005 to 2.4 per 100 thousand of the population in 2018. They also reviewed the performance indicators of the trial run of the Traffic Incidents Unit, which was launched last September on a 70km stretch of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
“RTA and the GHQ of Dubai Police have massive tasks and share several roles and responsibilities that serve the strategic goals of Dubai government. Specifically, both parties share the Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and the Security & Safety of Transport Strategy that serves the joint vision of ‘Safe & Smooth Transport for All’,” said Al Tayer.
Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri commented, “This partnership contributes to the joint business of promoting safety, security, tranquillity and happiness of citizens, residents and tourists.”