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Road fatalities down 22pc in Q1 in Abu Dhabi

During the first quarter of 2017, Abu Dhabi saw a 22 per cent drop in deaths caused by road accidents compared to the same quarter last year, due to the efforts of the traffic police to implement the traffic safety and awareness plan.

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Qatar roads safer, say residents

The overall positive perception trends of driving in Qatar outweigh the negative ones in the most recent Qatar Road Safety Monitor. The survey commissioned by QIC Insured, the retail arm of QIC - Qatar’s flagship insurer del

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Developing cars that tell ‘what happens next’

Cars taught to predict what happens next when driven through busy streets will take road safety to a new level, said Bosch researchers fine-tuning newly developed technology to enhance the effectiveness of the automated driver assistance systems

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Over 9,900 killed on GCC roads in 2014

With almost 10,000 people dying on the Gulf region’s roads last year, the UAE government has set a target of reducing road deaths to three deaths per 100,000 population by 2021, said the organisers of an upcoming road summit in Abu Dhabi,

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Ericsson takes part in Qatar’s Vision Zero talks

Ericsson participated in the ’Vision Zero Qatar-Sweden Power Talk’, for the first time, with the aim of showcasing how the Ericsson Intelligent Transport System (ITS) can contribute to safer transportation in Qatar. Th

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Dubai launches ‘Back off Radio’ for taxis

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with Arabian Radio Network (ARN) has created a device called ‘Back off Radio’, which will alert drivers when they are too close to the car in front. The innovat

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MiX Telematics, UAE portal partner for road safety

MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet management solutions, and RoadSafety.com, an educational online platform, have partnered to promote insights into road safety for commercial vehicle operators in the region. MiX T

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Smart tyre tags to alert motorists in UAE

UAE is set to introduce smartphone-readable tags for tyres with information about their specifications in a bid to improve road safety, a report said. Some tyres, though genuine, are not suitable for the UAE market, rendering thei

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Road safety focus of Doha forum

Road safety and Qatar’s plans for safe transportation will be the prime focus of a forum in Doha next week. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Road Safety Forum is endorsed by the Ministry of Interior and Ashgh

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MAN gets solid response for road safety training

MAN Truck & Bus Middle East has recorded an increase of 54 per cent in the number of fleet owners and drivers taking part in its road safety training in 2014 as compared to last year. More than 700 drivers have been trained by

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