MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, Dubai Police and RoadSafetyUAE join forces to make UAE roads safer

The need for regular training, stricter enforcement of laws and deployment of technology-driven safety solutions was highlighted at the recent safety event for commercial vehicles held in Dubai

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To ensure safety, it is crucial to emphasize the need for regular training, stricter enforcement of laws and deployment of technology-driven safety solutions.These were some of the highlighted issues at the Safety event for commercial vehicles, which was recently organised by MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in cooperation with Dubai Police, and RoadSafetyUAE.

The event, held in Dubai showcased the latest road safety solutions and initiatives for heavy vehicles, attracting fleet operators, members of Dubai Police as well as safety campaign partners such as Michelin, OSRAM and Schmitz Cargobull.

Richard Hall, area sales manager, MAN Truck and Bus Middle East, said: "MAN Truck & Bus Middle East regularly conducts training programmes and initiatives with Dubai Police and other stakeholders to increase awareness and educate companies about safety features and technologies available. We are helping the Dubai Police meet its road safety goals by suggesting policies that could regulate issues like overloading and also by introducing new technological features in our trucks and buses. One of the biggest problems on UAE roads is the use of old trucks together with the preference of some companies to use fake parts instead of genuine parts.”

Omar Bahrou, customer engineering support manager, Michelin, introduced their new digital solution at the venue. The new system enables companies or heavy vehicle drivers to carry out measured tire checks to assess its capability and durability.

The event ended with a truck safety walk-around where all participants had a closer look at the important safety features that can be available on trucks in the UAE market.

Captain Salem Mesfer Rashid Alamimi from the Dubai Police, said, “The event focused on improving and spreading knowledge on road safety measures. The more knowledge you have, the better driver you become.”

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