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Dubai Motorists Urged For A "Day Without Accidents" As School Reopens

Pledge to drive safely, Dubai Police urges drivers as students set to return to school

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28 August 2019

Last updated on 29 August 2019
Dubai Motorists Urged For A "Day Without Accidents" As School Reopens

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."

About "A Day Without Accidents"

When Dubai motorists pledge, they promise to abide by six basic traffic rules:

  • Leave a safe distance between the driver and the vehicle in front
  • Adhere to the speed limit of the road
  • All passengers must have their seatbelt on
  • Give way to emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles, and official processions
  • Allow pedestrians to cross the road
  • Do not use the phone when driving

On the first week of school starting Monday, September 2, drivers are urged to pay attention to the stop signs on school buses. Motorists who do not stop when the school bus stop sign is displayed will receive an AED 1,000 fine and 10 black points.

Colonel Jumaa Bin Suwaidan, Head of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, said, "We want to have the first day of the school year free of accidents and deaths."

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.

Sign your pledge here for A Day Without Accidents