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NAVIGATING
TOWARDS SAFER
ROADS
&
ADDRESSING
TRAFFIC
ACCIDENTS IN
THE UAE
OVERVIEW OF THE
ISSUE:
Rising traffic accidents in the UAE pose a
serious threat to drivers and pedestrians.
Main causes: Disregarding red lights and
distracted driving, especially due to mobile
phone usage. (Amir, 2022)
CAUSES AND EFFECTS
OVERVIEW:
Distractions like GPS, phone calls, and
texting contribute to a higher likelihood of
accidents.
Men aged 20 to 65 are particularly
vulnerable to injuries and fatalities in car
accidents.
(Guides Staff Report, 2018)
SUGGESTED
SOLUTIONS:
Enforcement of strict rules, including speed
limits and traffic regulations, to prevent
accidents.
Research suggests that such regulations are
likely to decrease accident-related deaths.
IN-DEPTH LOOK:
STRICT REGULATIONS:
Acknowledgment of potential concerns
regarding regulations being viewed as
restrictive.
Emphasis on the need to strike a
balance between safety and personal
freedom.
Introduction of smart mobile apps to improve transportation safety.
Highlighting the benefits of planning routes and sharing rides
through these applications.
IN-DEPTH LOOK: MOBILE APPS:
MULTILINGUAL
CAMPAIGNS:
Importance of campaigns in
different languages to educate a
diverse population.
Ensuring that safety messages about
the dangers of using phones while
driving reach everyone.
Refrences:
Guides Staff Report. (2018b, October 29). 6 things to do after a car accident in the UAE. Lifestyle – Gulf News. https://gulfnews.com/lifestyle/6-
things-to-do-after-a-car-accident-in-the-uae-1.1373955
Márquez, L., Cantillo, V., & Arellana, J. (2015). Mobile phone use while driving: A hybrid modeling approach. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 78, 73–
80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.02.016
Road safety awareness campaigns by the RSA. (n.d.). RSA.ie. https://www.rsa.ie/road-safety/campaigns
Road safety initiatives | The Official Portal of the UAE Government. (n.d.). https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/road-
safety/road-safety-initiatives
Siuhi, S., & Mwakalonge, J. (2016). Opportunities and challenges of smart mobile applications in transportation. Journal of Traffic and Transportation
Engineering (English Edition), 3(6), 582–592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2016.11.001
The National. (2023). How the UAE made its roads safer. The National. https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/editorial/2023/05/18/road-traffic-
safety/

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Navigating Towards Safer Roads Addressing Traffic Accidents in the UAE.pdf

  • 2. OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE: Rising traffic accidents in the UAE pose a serious threat to drivers and pedestrians. Main causes: Disregarding red lights and distracted driving, especially due to mobile phone usage. (Amir, 2022)
  • 3. CAUSES AND EFFECTS OVERVIEW: Distractions like GPS, phone calls, and texting contribute to a higher likelihood of accidents. Men aged 20 to 65 are particularly vulnerable to injuries and fatalities in car accidents. (Guides Staff Report, 2018)
  • 4. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS: Enforcement of strict rules, including speed limits and traffic regulations, to prevent accidents. Research suggests that such regulations are likely to decrease accident-related deaths.
  • 5. IN-DEPTH LOOK: STRICT REGULATIONS: Acknowledgment of potential concerns regarding regulations being viewed as restrictive. Emphasis on the need to strike a balance between safety and personal freedom.
  • 6. Introduction of smart mobile apps to improve transportation safety. Highlighting the benefits of planning routes and sharing rides through these applications. IN-DEPTH LOOK: MOBILE APPS:
  • 7. MULTILINGUAL CAMPAIGNS: Importance of campaigns in different languages to educate a diverse population. Ensuring that safety messages about the dangers of using phones while driving reach everyone.
  • 8. Refrences: Guides Staff Report. (2018b, October 29). 6 things to do after a car accident in the UAE. Lifestyle – Gulf News. https://gulfnews.com/lifestyle/6- things-to-do-after-a-car-accident-in-the-uae-1.1373955 Márquez, L., Cantillo, V., & Arellana, J. (2015). Mobile phone use while driving: A hybrid modeling approach. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 78, 73– 80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.02.016 Road safety awareness campaigns by the RSA. (n.d.). RSA.ie. https://www.rsa.ie/road-safety/campaigns Road safety initiatives | The Official Portal of the UAE Government. (n.d.). https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/road- safety/road-safety-initiatives Siuhi, S., & Mwakalonge, J. (2016). Opportunities and challenges of smart mobile applications in transportation. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), 3(6), 582–592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2016.11.001 The National. (2023). How the UAE made its roads safer. The National. https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/editorial/2023/05/18/road-traffic- safety/