Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Bronze Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK for the Fleet Safety category.
The RoSPA is a leading institution in the field of health and safety.
Actually the award aims to highlight the efforts of institutions in the sectors responsible for maintaining health and safety.
Why did the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority win the award ?
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority won the award due to several reasons:
Mainly for its “Professional Training Initiative for Public Bus Drivers”.
As well as its commitment to reducing accidents involving public buses.
And also promoting occupational safety in the workplace.
And finally, raising the awareness of drivers, so they know the importance of safe driving to ensure their safety and the safety of passengers.
Sultan Ibrahim Al Akraf, Director of Drivers Affairs at the Public Transport Authority, said:
“The RTA’s acquisition of a global award makes it responsible for being unique continuously.
And also RTA will be responsible for enhancing its position in the public transport sector.
Moreover, RTA commitment is needed to develop the safety level of its drivers.
Besides providing unique levels of safe services to customers and the public.
All of that comes in line with the RTA’s vision: (Global leadership in easy and sustainable mobility).”
“The RTA has paid great attention to drivers.
By providing them with all the means to raise the level of traffic culture.
In order to achieve the highest levels of traffic safety for all road users.”
Al Akraf pointed out that they have updated and developed the training programs dedicated to drivers.
According to the best international standards and specifications.
In addition, the drivers’ affairs management trainers obtained a diploma of level three.
Moreover, the driver training initiative is characterized by employing methods that are compatible with the changes.
In order to improve the efficiency of training and improve its outcomes.
The RTA’s most important achievements in the field of traffic safety can be summarized as follows:
- A 20% reduction in the number of road accidents in the past five years.
- A 50% increase in the number of public transport users in the past five years.
- The development of driver training programs according to the best international standards and specifications.
- The use of methods that are compatible with changes, in order to improve the efficiency of training and improve its outcomes.
These achievements are an important step in achieving the RTA’s vision of being a global leader in easy and sustainable mobility.