Trial run of new scheme to manage post-accident traffic snarls

Trial run of new scheme to manage post-accident traffic snarls

A new scheme has been proposed that aims to bring down the intensity of traffic snarls that regularly happen in the aftermath of road accidents on UAE roads. The new scheme is anticipated to bring about a sharp decline in the traffic congestions that invariably follow a road accident and is expected to also reduce the costs involved in the road clear-up by almost 25 per cent.

This innovative new Traffic Incidents Management Scheme will see an initial trial run that is scheduled to be launched on a 70 Km stretch of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road for a period spanning one year starting from September 16. This scheme will also endeavor to help reduce the time it takes to remove the debris and remnants of the damaged vehicles off the road thus maintaining the smooth flow of traffic. It will also help to identify the exact place where the accidents take place thus enabling a rapid deployment that will help avoid ancillary accidents that sometimes result in a pile-up.

The Road Transport Authority (RTA) will provide assistance to the police department in managing traffic accidents by providing suitable diversions and alternate routes to motorists. The police department and the RTA have in a meeting decided to implement the trial phase of the Traffic Incidents Management Scheme at the Command and Control Room of the Dubai police. Discussions will also be held to chart out how a communication network can be established between operations rooms, traffic control centers and patrol vehicles.