road safety

Importance of efficient investment in transport infrastructure highlighted at World Road Congress 2019
After the first keynote session with His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, the second keynote speech saw Dr. Etienne Krug, director of the World Health Organization, explain the importance of road safety
Road safety experts urge drivers to change behaviour at Tristar Riyadh seminar
Tristar group CEO Eugene Mayne said that to reduce road accidents and fatalities drivers should change bad habits like speeding, talking on the mobile phone and not following rules.
AUS students develop ‘smart system’ to lower rate of car accidents
Four Emirati students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have designed and developed a system that aims to lower the rate of car accidents in the UAE.
Almost half of all UAE drivers rely on coffee to stay alert
Some 46% of UAE drivers rely on coffee to stay alert while 26% admit that not drinking coffee while driving makes them unfocused and drowsy.
COMMENT: The importance of telematics for fleet operators
Bassam Alkassar, CEO and founder of FMS-Tech, says it is imperative that we employ technologies and change our behaviour on the road to improve safety.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches special edition Actros
The new Actros model has been launched in the Middle East by Mercedes-Benz to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
$109m upgrade to begin on Dubai's Airport Road
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority wants to increases the handling capacity of Airport Road by an extra 5,000 vehicles per hour while enhancing traffic safety.
Sudden lane changes causes most fatal Dubai car crashes
Last year, 177 people died on Dubai’s roads – 45 of them from swerving into another lane without warning.
UAE to install speed detector ‘smart gates’
UAE authorities unveiled plans for the new speed control mechanism at the Gitex technology conference in Dubai last week.
Lateness accounts for majority of UAE speeding
Breaking the speed limit is especially prevalent among young drivers, with 29% of respondents aged 18-24 admitting to speeding on a quarter or more of their trips.
Saudi police arrest driver after crash clip goes viral
A video clip of the incident went viral on social media police were spurred into action.
One person killed on GCC roads every 53 minutes in 2014
Bahrain has the best GCC road safety record with one death every six days on average while Saudi Arabia had the poorest with one death every one hour and 20 minutes on average.

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