Trucks and Buses Banned in Abu Dhabi During Rush Hour
All trucks and 50-seater passenger buses carrying workers to their jobs will not be allowed on Abu Dhabi’s internal roads during the morning rush hour from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.
This new traffic rule that bans large goods vehicles for a limited period everyday takes effect on Sunday, August 28, which coincides with the start of the new academic year.
The resolution is issued by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate and was announced at the Abu Dhabi Police on Wednesday, August 24.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhahiri, Director of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said the resolution is in line with the priority of making all roads safer. It is to protect students from risks of accidents caused by heavy vehicles and trucks, as well as easy access to schools.
Strict surveillance on all internal roads and highways will be implemented, and violators will face stringent penalties. Brigadier Al Dhahiri urged all company bus and truck drivers to abide by the new rule in order to avoid this.
Brigadier Al Dhahiri also stressed on the importance of boosting the community’s partnership in protecting students from traffic accidents. “The plan devised to ensure traffic safety will be implemented in collaboration with the Department of Municipal Affairs and other strategic partners of the Abu Dhabi Police,” he said, as quoted by Khaleej Times.
The plan will include intensifying police traffic patrols on internal roads and highways, enlightening drivers on adherence to the traffic streamlining, and their awareness of traffic rules.