Traffic accidents in Emirates Transport fleet Reduced by 10% in 2017


Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport (ET) achieved a significant decrease in the total number of accidents registered during 2017 by 10% compared to 2016, despite the growing size of vehicle fleet and the high distance travelled.
The reduction is particularly encouraging given the growth in the size of the Corporation’s fleet increased to 25,000 vehicles, constituting a growth rate of 25%, in addition to the increase in the number of kilometres travelled by 34%.
According to Hanan Saqer, executive director of Corporate Service at ET, the percentage of liability of ET’s drivers for recorded accidents also decreased by 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year, adding that minor and artificial accidents accounted for 85% of all accidents caused by the Corporation’s drivers, while they were only accountable for only 1% of all serious incidents.  
Saqer also stated that the year 2017 did not see any accident due to technical malfunctions in the vehicles of Emirates Transport, which confirms the quality of its auto maintenance services.
As for the initiatives taken by Emirates Transport to reduce accident rates, Saqer said that the Corporation has developed operational plans and launched several initiatives to achieve this goal.
Most important of these efforts was the formation of a dedicated safety auditing team from the various ET business divisions which was tasked with ensuring all safety procedures are correctly followed and to promptly resolve any issues that may hinder their implementation.

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