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DP World, in partnership with Dubai?s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and automotive companies Mercedes-Benz and Michelin, has launched a road safety awareness programme
The two-week safety programme focused on featuring seminars and demonstrations by both automotive partners including technologically advanced trucks and tires and sessions on how vehicles can be made safer.
The new initiative is in line with Dubai government's goal to tackle the heavy on-road traffic during the time of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be running from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
Speaking about the road safety awareness programme, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said, ?As Expo 2020 draws closer, our roads will get busier and we will see a rise in truck traffic. Drivers and their employers are a key part of our operations in Jebel Ali and beyond and we aim to ensure those who visit or work here get home safely to join their families.?
?Engaging with those involved in the movement of containers contributes to a safer community,? he added.
DP World regularly conducts road safety campaigns to educate truck drivers on a range of issues including traffic rules in the terminal area, speed limits, restricted access areas, pedestrian crossings, parking procedures, personal protective gear, restrictions on the use of mobile phones while driving and the use of seat belts.