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Schools find way into Abu Dhabi traffic plan

Initiative combines awareness programmes and area-specific intervention

Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: In light of the upcoming school year, the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police held a meeting on Monday to discuss ways of providing a safe traffic environment, especially for school students.

Patrols will be deployed at intersections, schools and areas that witness traffic jams to ease traffic movement and ensure the safety of students transported to and from schools and universities in all of Abu Dhabi’s regions.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, head of Public Relations in the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, this initiative will also help to ensure students’ punctual arrival at the beginning of the school year without encountering traffic jams and accidents.

Delegates at the meeting also discussed moves to cooperate with Emirates Transport, by organising and establishing several educational lectures for bus drivers and supervisors.

The participants also discussed traffic awareness campaigns and the need to communicate with drivers, the general public and parents for the success of traffic management plans at the start of the new school year.

The meeting was attended by Abu Dhabi’s traffic officers and external areas’ traffic officers from Al Ain and the Western Region, in addition to officials from the Protocol and Tasks Branch and the Traffic Control Department.