Pledge to drive safely, Dubai Police urges drivers as students set to return to school
28 August 2019| Last updated on 29 August 2019
The road safety pledge campaign aims to help in having zero accidents on September 2 when children go back to school
Dubai Police remind motorists to sign an online pledge to drive safely on September 2, when schools are set to reopen for the new academic year.
To ensure a road accident-free day on the start of the school year, drivers are encouraged to sign the pledge where they can also enjoy 50% off on traffic fines.
Roads in Dubai usually get jammed when schools reopen, more so on the first day of school when motorists drive recklessly to reach the office or school on time. As a result, accidents occur that cause further delays, traffic jams, and injuries to passengers.
In hopes to reduce accidents down to zero, Dubai Police launched ‘A Day Without Accident’ campaign where Dubai drivers who pledge must abide by traffic rules for safer roads.
From Dubai Police's Twitter reads, "Set an example for other motorists by adhering to traffic rules and leaving a safe distance between vehicles. Contribute to the success of “ #ADayWithoutAccidents ” campaign by signing a pledge letter, in which you promise to abide by traffic rules."
According to Colonel Suwaidan, the initiative last year resulted in over 900,000 Dubai drivers signing the pledge, zero deaths on the first day of the new school year on 2018, and four serious accidents compared to eight in 2017. Overall, a big success in meeting the main goal of zero major accidents and fatalities.
Dubai motorists who pledge for the campaign and keep their promise will receive an appreciation certificate from Dubai Police, the chance for significant discounts on existing fines, cancellation of black points, and other gifts.