Abu Dhabi: In a bid to reduce the amount of traffic accidents, an online awareness campaign titled ‘Together’ has been launched by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate.

Social media websites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are now all home to the programme undertaken by the capital’s police authorities.

“This initiative aims to draw the attention of all sectors of society to this and the remaining campaigns launched by the Abu Dhabi Police throughout this year,” said Brigadier Hussain Ahmad Al Harithi, director of Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrol Directorate. “Going online means that we can get feedback from members of the society, and we have received an overwhelming response from our audience,” he added.

The best school at traffic safety, best driver at road safety which targets young drivers between the ages of 18-25, best family at traffic safety and the best workers’ camp at traffic safety initiatives have all been launched this year to reward those who have no traffic fines or violations on their driving records.

The Ministry of Interior has also launched 30 web services which allow its employees to fill in e-forms to get their paperwork delivered to them online.