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DP World launches road safety programme

DUBAI, April 10, 2018

DP World, UAE Region has launched a new road safety awareness programme in co-ordination with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and automotive giants Mercedes-Benz and Michelin.

The two-week programme features seminars and demonstrations by both automotive partners including technologically-advanced trucks and tyres and sessions on how vehicles can be made safer, said a statement from DP World.

Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: "We are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees and the wider community and by partnering with Dubai’s RTA and key industry players we are helping to promote it."

“As Expo 2020 draws closer our roads will get busier and we will see a rise in truck traffic. Drivers and their employers are a key part of our operations in Jebel Ali and beyond and we aim to ensure those who visit or work here get home safely to join their families,” stated Bin Sulayem.

“Engaging with those involved in the movement of containers contributes to a safer community,” he added.

DP World, UAE Region said it regularly conducts road safety campaigns designed to educate truck drivers on a range of issues including traffic rules in the terminal area, speed limits, restricted access areas, pedestrian crossings, parking procedures, personal protective gear, restrictions on the use of mobile phones while driving and the use of seat belts.

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port was the first in the Middle East to be awarded the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Certificate in 2013, it added. – TradeArabia News Service

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