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Ramadan – Accidents / Claims Analysis & Road Safety Tips Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ar]  

Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, and this creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for road users. The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body, especially when coinciding with the hot summer...

Road Safety Activation – ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities!’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, -Saturday, April 28th 2018 [ar]  

High percentage of road accidents occur within a short distance from home Focus on ‘NO Speeding in Residential Communities’ Community events and dedicated pledge Creating a safer driving culture must start at home and in our neighborhoods Good behavior starts at home! This is...

Study: Does the UAE have a positive driving culture? Dubai, United Arab Emirates. -Wednesday, April 11th 2018 [ar]  

Surprisingly high ‘yes’ values, but strong contrasts among ethnical groups Big difference between own behavior and the observed behavior of other motorists Ranking of the top most unfriendly acts correlates with the main causes of death Rationale for unfriendly acts is grounded in...

‘First-Ever’ UAE Truck Trailer Safety Conference Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, March 21st 2018 [ar]  

On 15th March 2018, the ‘first-ever’ UAE Truck Trailer Safety Conference took place in Dubai, organized by WABCO and supported by Dubai Police and RoadSafetyUAE. The speakers included Dubai Police, RTA, WABCO, RoadSafetyUAE, Dubai Driving Center, Gorica, Gotrade, VOLVO and Continental....

UAE Roads Are Becoming Less Dangerous – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ (6th cycle) Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, March 12th 2018 [ar]  

The 6th cycle of the unique ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ delivers very positive trends for UAE’s road safety. It seems that the perception of UAE motorists goes hand-in-hand with the remarkable reduction of traffic fatalities in 2017, down by about 30% vs. 2016, according to media reports...

UAE Driving Culture: The ‘10 Golden Rules’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 21st 2018 [ar]  

The UAE is making good progress in increasing road safety and in reducing the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities on our roads. In the last 10 years the number of fatalities could be reduced by 50% to 525 in 2017. Despite of these commendable achievements, many remarks are made with...

Road Safety Study: The Wishlist of UAE Motorbike Delivery Riders Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, December 12th 2017 [ar]  

A pioneering study was conducted to validate the road safety perceptions of UAE motorcycle delivery riders, which results were presented at the ‘first-ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Event in November 2017, an event jointly organized by RoadSafetyUAE and Al-Futtaim Honda. 5 dimensions...

First ‘Light Test Campaign’ in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, December 4th 2017 [ar]  

This first-ever ‘Light Test Campaign’ in the Middle East will run in the UAE from the 3rd of December to the 17th of December 2017, organized by Osram with the support of RTA and RoadSafetyUAE. Aimed at raising awareness about the dangers posed on our roads by defunct lighting in cars, UAE...

Tailgating on UAE’s roads explained (research) Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, October 31st 2017 [ar]  

RoadSafetyUAE and QIC Insured release the findings of their most recent YouGov research study, shedding light on tailgating, being one of the most dangerous behaviours behind the wheel and always among the top 5 killers on UAE’s road, according to official data sources. Tailgating is one of...

Does road safety improve in the UAE? – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ (5th cycle) Dubai, United Arab Emirates. -Saturday, September 30th 2017 [ar]  

5th cycle of unique perception study of UAE motorists All perceived road safety trends improve Despite good trends, the absolute levels of perceived misbehavior are still high However, driving enjoyment declines Road infrastructure needs further improvements   Does road...

A survey by dubizzle: 81.5 percent of second hand car buyers’ bad experiences stem from issues undisclosed by... Dubai, United Arab Emirates. -Saturday, July 8th 2017 [ar]  

dubizzle Motors partners with RoadSafetyUAE to drive awareness about secondhand car safety issues An online poll has revealed that 26.5 percent of respondents either did not request the vehicle history prior to purchase, or did not know what it was 78.1 percent of respondents would...

Ramadan – Claims / Accidents Analysis & Road Safety Tips Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday, May 21st 2017 [ar]  

Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, which creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for all kind of traffic participants. The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body - especially when coinciding...

UAE’s first holistic seat belt survey – Part 2 – Seat Belts & Children Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, April 24th 2017 [ar]  

Poor behavior of adults translates into poor habits to protect our children High knowledge level about the protective powers of children restraint systems 1/3 of needing motorists do not have proper child seats or booster cushions Reasons for ‘non-ownership’ are identified and need...

UAE’s First Holistic Seat Belt Survey – Part 1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, -Thursday, March 30th 2017 [ar]  

Low knowledge of seat belt protection for back-seat passengers Alarmingly low seat belt use of drivers: Emiratis and the 18-24 year olds Alarmingly low seat belt use of front row passengers: Emiratis and the 18-24 year olds Alarmingly low seat belt use of back seat passengers – of...

Perception That UAE Roads Get Safer – UAE Road Safety Monitor (4th Research Cycle) Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, March 13th 2017 [ar]  

Coinciding with the 33rd GCC Traffic Week, the 4th cycle of UAE Road Safety Monitor delivers encouraging perception trends throughout. UAE’s motorists cherish the government’s continued efforts to further improve the road traffic infrastructure and at the same time they give evidence, that...

‘The Extended Classroom’ – Children Road Safety Partnership Between STS and RoadSafetyUAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, March 1st 2017 [ar]  

Road traffic accidents #1 cause of death for children below 14 Education sector’s vital need to teach road safety School buses are ‘The Extended Classroom’ for real-life learning   STS, the UAE’s biggest private school bus operator enters a strategic partnership with...

UAE Road Safety – 3 wishes for 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, January 2nd 2017 [ar]  

Coinciding with RoadSafetyUAE’s 3rd anniversary on January 1st, Thomas Edelmann, Founder and Managing Director announces 3 wishes for UAE’s road safety in 2017. “The single biggest wish RoadSafetyUAE has, is the introduction of the holistic seat belt law. EVERYONE in a vehicle must...

First ever UAE ‘Mobile Phone in the Car’ behaviour research Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, November 16th 2016 [ar]  

Only 26% ‘never’ use their mobile phones while driving 74% use their phone for incoming calls, 43% for outgoing calls 19% use their phone for incoming messages, 14% for outgoing messages Mobile calling & texting is so dangerous, because it combines the 4 elements of distracted...

Message from ‘Mister Le Mans’ to UAE Motorists: ‘Be Aware of Distracted Driving’! Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ar]  

Tom Kristensen, known globally as 'Mr. Le Mans' for winning the most prestigious 24hrs endurance car race in the world for a record breaking 9 times, has the following message for UAE motorists: "In endurance car racing, paying full attention is critical!  Being distracted for only A FRACTION...

Tailgating is a growing concern, but overall UAE driving perceptions improve – UAE Road Safety Monitor Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, September 6th 2016 [ar]  

RoadSafetyUAE and QIC Insured present the findings of the 3rd cycle of the ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’, a unique perception study of UAE driving behaviour. Tailgating is on the rise. Positive perception trends of improved infrastructure, commute time and driving enjoyment. Perception...

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