Ras Al Khaimah: Police announced on Tuesday the closure of Emirates Road from Saqr Park to Al-Rams area from 7am to 10 am the next day for a mock car accident drill. Traffic is to be diverted to alternative roads in cooperation with the concerned authorities.
Brigadier Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of the Central Operations Department, said the drill is be to staged in order to test the response time of police patrols, ambulances and Civil Defence vehicles. “It will be carried out to judge the ability of the police personnel and the emergency teams of all the other related departments to respond swiftly in the occurrence of a car accident [on a] busy road. The aim of the drill is to raise the efficiency of the concerned authorities to deal with any emergency situation and enhance coordination and cooperation among them,” he said
“The drill to be held to judge the level of cooperation between related departments in any emergency and to make the officials of various emergency teams aware of their responsibilities in an emergency situation, especially in such [a] vital place,” he said.
These drills help the department to identify weak links and avoid them in future, he said.
Brigadier Al Humaidi appealed to motorists and residents to cooperate with them during the exercise.