Highlights included various road safety initiatives as well as solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents
Aimed at emphasizing the role of heavy vehicles in ensuring safety on UAE roads, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, Michelin tires and WABCO recently hosted a Safety Workshop for Dubai Police officers, showcasing various road safety initiatives and solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents in the country.
The training highlighted the ongoing efforts to increase road safety, both by building safety into its trucks and fostering a culture of safe driving. Participants gained insights into how proper safety measures, best tire and load practices, technology-driven solutions and driver training support programs can lead to a significant drop in road incidents.
More specifically, MAN demonstrated a number of technological solutions developed by the brand such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-Spin Regulator (ASR), Constant Damping Control (CDC), and MAN TeleMatics®, an intelligent technology solution that provides drivers and fleet managers with essential data to optimize vehicle usage and plan services well in advance. MAN TeleMatics® comprises of a MAN Tachograph which automatically records the vehicle’s speed, distance travelled, and time spent on the road, helping keep tired drivers off the roads.
This Safety Workshop is one of the many initiatives planned with Dubai Police for 2018, in efforts to make the UAE roads safer. The rest of the year will see various training sessions, events and campaigns that will resonate with Dubai’s goal of achieving zero road fatalities by 2020.
“We are pleased to partner with Dubai Police to further enhance road safety awareness in the UAE,” said Mr. Franz von Redwitz, Managing Director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East FZE. “The importance of the stricter enforcement of laws and continuous education and training is paramount, but it is also critical to equip commercial vehicles with new technologies to ensure complete and absolute safety on the roads in the country.”