To meet the expected increase in the number of vehicles and buses on roads with the new academic year starting tomorrow, the Sharjah Police have made preparations to organise traffic flow on internal and external roads.
Colonel Shuwaf Mohammed Rahman, Director of Traffic and Patrols, convened a meeting of heads of various police departments to discuss the important preparations for the beginning of the new academic year.
The meeting decided to intensify road patrolling, particularly on roads witnessing renovation work and the allocated alternative routes. The police have urged drivers, parents of students, school staff and others heading to work to expect traffic jams and to take precautions that will enable them to avoid accidents. The motorists have been asked to strictly abide by the stipulated speed limits.
Motorists are also urged to contact the police in case they come across accidents on phone numbers 06-5634444 and 06-5631111 that have been allocated for this purpose, besides 999.
The Ajman Police are also gearing up for the new academic year by intensifying road patrolling to ensure smooth arrival of students to schools and their safe return home.
Lieutenant-Colonel Shoaib Abdullah Kajor, Director of Traffic and Patrols, said 25 patrols and sergeants will be deployed to facilitate traffic movement in the beginning of the new school year.
“We organised a three-day workshop for school bus drivers and bus supervisors comprising lectures and awareness lessons to educate them about the importance of ensuring safe entry and exit of school students. Bus supervisors have also been given guidance about how to take care of children and ensure their safety,” he said.
Police patrols will be operating in two shifts near schools — in the morning to monitor buses entered schools and in the evening when the buses leave premises and enter the roads.
“We have prepared a strategic plan to reduce traffic accidents and run-over accidents be organising a number of awareness lectures for school students of Ajman Educational Zone to provide advice and guidance to students on how to avoid traffic accidents, how to safely get in and out of the bus, about cross checking road emptiness before crossing streets and avoiding cycling in the streets and places where there is a traffic jam,” Lt-Col Abdullah Kajor said.