New accident management system in Dubai gears up for trial run
The year-long trial run of a new Traffic Incidents Management (TIM) system in Dubai is set to begin on September 16.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the contract for the project to Emirates Transport.
Motorway patrols will be stationed at five locations along a 70-kilometre stretch of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and will be dispatched in less than 10 minutes to clear minor car accidents or breakdowns.
The latest initiative by the RTA could help cut congestion on the roads and related expenses by 25 percent. It could also contribute to reducing clearance time of minor incidents by 35 percent.
Authorities say the scheme’s main objective is to fend off potential snarls, streamline the flow of traffic at crash sites, and avoid secondary accidents triggered by sudden congestion.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said, “The RTA is undertaking the TIM Scheme in collaboration with the General HQ of Dubai Police. The scheme is coordinated with Dubai Municipality, Dubai Traffic Prosecution, Directorate General of Dubai Civil Defence, and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.”