More than 140 traffic patrols will be deployed by the traffic police around schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to ease heavy traffic flow and ensure safety for students and other road users at the start of the new academic year.
The annual back to school traffic safety plan is implemented with the strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).
Colonel Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Deputy Director of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police, emphasised that everything was in place for the start of the new academic year 2014-2015 as part of traffic safety awareness campaigned launched yesterday by the Ministry of Interior.
He urged motorists, parents, and bus drivers to abide by traffic regulations, and instructions, especially speed limit near schools and also advised them to park properly to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic.
For bus drivers, Colonel Ishaq urged them to observe road rules and speed limit, ensure safety of students when they pick up and drop them, not to use mobile phones while driving and wear safety belt.