Wednesday, September 17, 2008

RTA Begins Second Phase of Traffic Points Awareness Drive

RTA Begins Second Phase of Traffic Points Awareness Drive

KHALEEJ TIMES 17 September 2008

dubai — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the second phase of its Traffic Points Awareness Campaign under the slogan “Educating the Public on Traffic Behaviour”.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA, said that phase one of the campaign had been a big success.

“We got a very positive response to the first phase. Building on that success, the RTA, in association with Dubai Police, has embarked on phase two of the campaign which focuses on highlighting the global practices in specifying speed limits on roads. “The campaign will also stress on improving road safety and minimising accidents,” Maitha said. The first phase, which ran for three weeks, was meant to announce the launch of the Black Points System. “Phase two, which will run for six months, will focus on educating the public on traffic behaviour that warrants implementation of the Black Points System,” the official said. As per the Black Points System, the maximum limit allowed to a motorist is 24 points in a year.

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