Al Ain Traffic Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police launched a field outreach program for people traveling by land to spend the Eid holidays in neighboring countries. The initiative aims to promote traffic awareness, in pursuance of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ’s strategic objectives to make roads safer.
As part of the program, a large number of road travelers were educated on the importance following the correct instructions to ensure the safety of their vehicles’ tires, including the validity of the used tire and the temperature it can handle, in addition to the favorable load and the date of manufacture.
Moreover, Al Ain Traffic Section urged motorists to take all safety precautions, carry out comprehensive technical inspection of their vehicle before traveling by land, make sure they have all necessary vehicle documents and personal identification and travel-related documents for passengers, and to abide by the traffic rules and regulations applicable in each country.
Major Matar Mohamed Al Muhairi, Acting Chief of Al Ain Traffic Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, stressed the Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness to maintain the safety and security of motorists and road users. He also underscored the importance of ensuring the validity and good condition of their vehicles’ tires, to pay attention to the risks arising from tire bursts especially at long distances with high temperatures during summer, which may lead to tire wear and tear due to the high temperature of roads.
For his part, Lieutenant Nasser Khalifa Al Shamesi, Public Relations Branch Manager at the Al Ain Traffic Section, called upon all motorists to abide by traffic rules and regulations and legal cargo restrictions, which should not exceed 60 centimeters. Failure to comply with cargo restriction may cause light vehicles to lose balance, putting the lives of both the driver and passengers at risk.
Moreover, he advised all motorists travelling by land to pay attention to the road conditions in all countries, especially in the region of Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman.