ALHOSN University commissioned by National Transport Authority to conduct comprehensive UAE road safety study

ALHOSN University commissioned by National Transport Authority to conduct comprehensive UAE road safety study
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Published August 24th, 2010 - 11:29 GMT

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Abu Dhabi
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National Transport Authority
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Abdul Rahim Sabouni
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Basil Shaaban
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United Nations
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ALHOSN University
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Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy

ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality value-based education, has been commissioned by the UAE's National Transport Authority (NTA) to conduct a comprehensive nationwide road safety study. The results will be used to formulate better strategies, standards and policies and define the role of various institutions in developing an advanced national land transport program.

The NTA is the government entity that oversees the efficiency and safety of the UAE's land and sea transport networks. The Authority recently signed a contract with ALHOSN to perform a study covering the collection of traffic accident statistics over the past few years; an analysis of the causes of accidents; preventive measures; the economic effects of accidents; optimal speed limits; road and vehicle safety standards; and comparisons with GCC and global road practices and conditions.

"The NTA is currently preparing long-term plans to improve the UAE's land transport system which emphasize our commitment to community safety. These involve the harmonization of related standards across the Emirates, so we need to have an accurate overview of current road conditions. Through the experience and scientific competence of ALHOSN's team and the university's advanced facilities we are confident that we will acquire all the necessary information to proceed with our programmes and better serve the public," said H.E. Eng. Abdulla Salem AlKhatheeri, Acting General Director, National Transport Authority.

"We appreciate the NTA's tireless efforts to improve road safety in the Emirates. Just recently the Authority unveiled plans to enhance the National School Transport System so their activities have direct effects on the welfare of our students. Our partnership with the NTA is thus a welcome opportunity for us to support the Authority in its admirable work while contributing to the well-being of our community," added ALHOSN University Vice Chancellor and CEO Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni.

The NTA aims to sustain improving road conditions by implementing progressive traffic safety initiatives and collaborating with various institutions such as ALHOSN University, which actively participates in various road safety campaigns. Last year, the university hosted a special road safety session organized by Salama® - For Road Safety Public Awareness, an initiative of the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy. Formula 3 driver and UN Road Safety Youth Ambassador Basil Shaaban personally helped conduct the seminar. 

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