Police chief Lt Gen Al Marri heads a meeting during the annual inspection of the traffic department Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai Police, represented by the General Department of Traffic, benefited 10,140,892 people through traffic safety campaigns on social media platforms over the last three years.

The figure was revealed during the annual inspection of the Department by Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

Lt Gen Al Marri was briefed on the traffic campaigns carried out last year to raise the awareness of the public on the safety of pedestrians, dangers of sudden swerving, life-threatening speed, dire consequences of failing to maintain a safe distance, the safety of school areas and safe driving on special occasions.

The awareness campaigns and lectures on traffic laws and regulations benefited 147,561 motorists and 68,921 beneficiaries last year.

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Workshops and lectures

Lt Gen Al Marri also reviewed the Traffic Institution Statistics of last year, when 47 people had attended 20 lectures on traffic points. At the same time, 765 benefited from Drivers’ Traffic Safety, and 87 internal and external workshops were delivered to raise the awareness of 1,379 motorists.

Moreover, the Institution carried out 52 workshops for Smart Training Centre, which benefited 1,415 people, and conducted 16 training sessions for 16 private security companies that benefited 466 security guards.

The inspection was held in the presence of Major General Ali Abdullah Al Ghaithi, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations Affairs; Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Traffic Department; Brigadier Dr Saleh Al Hamrani, Deputy Director of the General Department for Excellence and Pioneering; Brigadier Juma Salem bin Suwaidan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Traffic; and other senior officers.