In an innovative new measure, new motorway patrols will be introduced on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road that will provide a quick and timely response to traffic situations on the route. The patrols have been launched with the aim of reducing instances of traffic snarls and also to clear away the debris that remains from minor accidents.
There are expected to be five units along a 70 km stretch of the route and will be well equipped to handle and respond to minor traffic incidents. The pilot phase of the project ‘Traffic Incidents Management system’ will be spearheaded from September this year.
The primary aim of the scheme is to negate the occurrence of snarls, provide smooth flow to traffic in spite of minor accidents and also to avoid pile-ups that can be an ancillary effect of mishaps. This route has been selected for the project since it is privy to high traffic and also because of the frequent number of mishaps and breakdowns.