Wednesday 18 July 2018

Monitoring devices must on old trucks in Dubai

DUBAI, July 30, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the start of the mandatory phase for installation of remote monitoring devices to detect faults in heavy trucks that have completed more than 20 years in service.

This phase will start on August 1 at the Vehicles Safety Service Centre, which was launched last February in Jabel Ali Free Zone.

The centre is one of the projects implemented by RTA in support of the Smart City initiative of Dubai Government. The move conforms to the strategic objectives of Dubai and RTA aimed at improving the traffic safety and road security by reducing accidents of heavy vehicles, it said.

“The mandatory phase follows the elective phase for the installation of the remote monitoring devices,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency. “Transportation firms are now obliged to fit heavy vehicles, which have more than 20 years in service, with a telematics device upon the renewal of their registration or applying for new licenses.”

“The service has a feature of monitoring the number of driving hours and attitudes of heavy vehicle drivers on roads (reckless driving, sudden braking, dangerous acceleration, over speeding, traffic accidents and driving in prohibited timing or places) among others,” he said. 

“In the event of non-compliance with the system, RTA would be obliged not to register or renew the registration of the vehicle until it is fitted with the system,” he said.

Accordingly, RTA would implement the Federal Traffic Law by abolishing the registration of the vehicle for failure to renew registration, he added.- TradeArabia News Service

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