New lighting technology aimed at curbing Mid East's road accident toll
As the Middle East battles to curb rising road accidents, a Singaporean road safety equipment manufacturer, Silver Traffic Products (STP), stated it will soon launch into the region a lighting technology able to pinpoint potential collisions in time for drivers to avoid them.
STP's breakthrough higher definition road lamp range is used near road works to warn motorists of danger ahead. STP is looking for a Middle East distribution partner, in a bid to expand the road equipment specialist's reach.
The lamps will be exhibited by STP during Gulf Traffic 2002, the region's conference and exhibition for the traffic and transport industry. Organized by IIR Exhibitions & Conferences, Gulf Traffic will be held at Dubai's Crowne Plaza Hotel, October 26-29, 2002.
Fatal road accidents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2000 cost the government four billion dirhams. Over the last 20 years 14,000 people have died in car accidents in the UAE alone. The conference will have three distinctive segments dedicated to mass transit, with particular emphasis on rail networks, intelligent traffic systems (ITS) and urban planning. — (menareport.com)
© 2002 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)
- Société Générale de Banque-Jordanie (SGBJ) signs an agreement with Hikmat Road Safety for the construction of a pedestrian bridge
- Jaguar Land Rover road safety research includes brain wave monitoring to improve driver concentration and reduce accidents
- United Arab Emirates University, IBM to work on new device aimed at reducing traffic collisions
- UK’s Astucia launches solar powered road delineation at Gulf Traffic
- Trains and technology to beat the gridlock - Serco wins $400 million urban transport deal