Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport (ET) launched its annual Ramadan road safety campaign targeting the general public, as well as its own drivers in school transport and drivers working for government and private sector entities.
Awareness leaflets and booklets in Arabic, English and Urdu were distributed to thousands of drivers across the country.
The federal transport corporation employees nearly 15,605 drivers and has a fleet of more than 30,000 vehicles.
Khalid Shukur, manager of the Environment and Occupational Health & Safety Department (HSE) at ET, said the campaign serves as a timely and essential reminder to drivers, and forms part of the Corporation’s commitment towards providing safe transport.
The campaign also included a number of safety awareness lectures which reminded drivers of the importance of taking necessary steps during the Holy month of Ramadan to avoid issues such as fatigue and lack of concentration when operating their vehicles during fasting hours.
These preventative measures include getting enough sleep before working hours, taking a short nap between jobs, eating Sohour (meal before sunrise) to boost energy levels during the day, and making sure air conditioning units in their vehicles are fully operational.
The campaign also urges drivers to avoid driving aggressively, or drive during the period just before iftar when road users tend to be a little more reckless, or the period just after having the iftar meal, when one might feel a little drowsy.
Emirates Transport (ET), the largest school transport provider in the UAE, in cooperation with the Emirates Schools Establishment, has launched the pilot