Dubai Police is inviting motorists to sign a pledge to drive safely as part of a road safety campaign they are calling ‘Day Without Accidents’.
The campaign will be held on 2 September, the day schools re-open after the summer holidays.
Motorists who participate in the campaign and don’t get involved in an accident on 2 September will be rewarded with gifts and be given 50 percent discounts on fines and black points.
Last year, 900,000 people had signed up to the pledge on the day of campaign.
Colonel Jumaa Bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, said, “The campaign helped to have zero deaths on the first day of schools in 2018. We recorded four serious accidents on that day last year compared to eight accidents in 2017. After its huge success last year, we are now looking forward to have another day without accidents or deaths on the road this year. It is important to educate drivers and encourage them to follow road traffic laws.”
Drivers can log on to Dubai Police website and take a pledge in which they promise to follow traffic instructions, fasten their seat belt, leave a safe distance between vehicles, give way to official convoys and vehicles, give priority to pedestrians crossing roads, and not use phones while driving.