Recommendations of the International Symposium "Impact of Law Enforcement and Oversight on Traffic Safety"

Recommendations of the International Symposium

Impact of law enforcement and oversight in traffic safety

      2-3 November 2016

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Honorary President of the Emirates Traffic Safety Association, the International Traffic Safety Symposium on "The Impact of Law Enforcement and Surveillance in Traffic Safety" was held in Abu Dhabi from 2 to 3 November 2016. The following recommendations:

1- The need to amend a number of legislations (traffic, traffic and penalties) and reconsider some of them to match the size of the violation with clear and specific criteria, taking into account the following:

- Reviewing existing penalties and introducing others and taking into account certain circumstances in which crimes of causing death, bodily harm or destruction of property resulting from the use of the vehicle on the road are prohibited, as stipulated in the traffic and traffic legislation, instead of relying on other penal laws And bypassing the red light signal) as aggravating circumstances that require the tightening of the penalty when available.

- The traffic and traffic legislation should prohibit the driving license of those involved in driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol for a period not less than one year if convicted in the competent courts. The convicted person shall be subject to a follow-up program by the licensing authority. In a way that poses no threat to the road users.

- Allow the suspension of vehicles without any specific reason and lose the driver and vehicle in order to prevent violations and detect them when they exist and identify repeat offenders and show the process of deterrence for all.

- Increase the penalty and maintain the system of traffic points for serious violations for two or three years.

- Use child seats with age, weight and height.

- Replacement of vehicle booking with financial fines or the involvement of violators in training courses to modify the behavior and choose between it.

- Activation of alternative penalties and mandatory community service.


2. Drivers' licenses should be considered as temporary driving licenses in a special design and form that is renewed after examination of the traffic file, irregularities and accidents, adding special items in the traffic points system and placing the most severe punishment in case of multiple violations.


3. Developing law enforcement models and mechanisms, while assessing the application of the traffic law by the police, and examining the possibility of using civilians to monitor traffic violations.


4 - Implementation of laws and control through control and control centers and traffic patrols on the road network, especially in places where frequent accidents, which leads to change behavior on the road.


5 - Formulate a general policy for traffic safety and implementation of the law with a specific vision and mission and clear and concise goals that reflect the general direction of the state and its general policy. These strategies and work projects are based on which the results can be measured in the short term and adjusted to suit the long term goals.


6 - Adopting control strategies Packages, sustainability, transparency, low cost and smart solutions There should be annual goals for the implementation of traffic laws so that the results can be measured and adjusted when needed, accompanied by parallel traffic awareness campaigns and specialized training and building partnerships with the public and private sector and civil society to this end.


7 - Taking into account the adequacy of traffic safety strategies with the behavior of the user of the road and rely on data, statistics, studies and research, and must involve civil society institutions in the efforts to raise awareness and invest its energies in this area.


8. Intensifying research and field studies to achieve the following:

• Identify the underlying causes of risk behaviors for road users.

· A deeper analysis of the behavior of road users, especially the repeat offenders and accidents.

• Drawing up appropriate perceptions of law enforcement and oversight mechanisms.

· Analyzing indicators of the extent to which the law is implemented and determining its effects for a real and lasting change of behavior.

• Exchange experiences on experiences and best practices that are compatible with the realities of many countries.

· Developing models and mechanisms for assessing characteristics, results, cost and traffic control.


9. Develop a sustainable data system, secure the necessary funding and build its human capacity to collect and manage the data necessary for the preparation of effective studies, research and strategies for traffic safety.


10 - Intensifying the reliance on information technology, intelligent transport systems and automated control to enhance the security and safety of roads, providing data and developing means of proof when editing violations in parallel with human control and traffic violations by traffic policemen.