Abu Dhabi traffic flowed normally on all roads today, Sunday, for the first day of the new academic year 2014-2015.

The “Tathqeef” education patrols were deployed near schools in Abu Dhabi. The patrols gave away souvenirs, congratulated students for the new academic year and provided the guidance necessary to ensure their safety. 

Colonel Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, inspected traffic on the different roads within the city and around schools, making sure that traffic flowed smoothly, without congestions or jams. Colonel Mohammed extended his gratitude to students, teachers, and parents for the new academic year, urging them to work hard and to adhere to the traffic laws and regulations in order to guarantee the safety of their children and themselves.

Colonel Mohammed called upon patrol personnel and traffic controllers to behave well with motorists and parents accompanying their children, and additionally provided them with traffic instructions in order to promote traffic safety- particularly near schools. Colonel Mohammed also called upon parents to drive safely and carefully, to adhere to traffic laws and to stay away from any stress accompanied to the first day of each academic year. Furthermore, Colonel Mohammed urged school bus drivers and supervisors to follow the law and the instructions of traffic personnel, to adhere to speed limits and not to randomly park near schools.

Colonel Mohammed explained, “We have set up a comprehensive plan to promote traffic safety over the new academic year, with more than 140 patrols deployed across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In order to achieve the safety of students, individuals and road users, we will also intensify patrol presence at intersections and internal and external roads.”

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