MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, Michelin Tyres and WABCO, hosted a safety workshop for Dubai Police officers, showcasing various road safety initiatives and solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents in the country
The training highlighted the ongoing efforts to increase road safety, both by building safety into its trucks and fostering a culture of safe driving.
Participants gained insights into how proper safety measures, best tyre and load practices, technology-driven solutions and driver training support programs can lead to a significant drop in road incidents.
MAN further demonstrated a number of technological solutions developed by the brand such as electronic stability program (ESP), anti-spin regulator (ASR), constant damping control (CDC), and MAN TeleMatics?, a solution that aims to provide drivers and fleet managers with essential data to optimise vehicle usage and plan services well in advance.
MAN TeleMatics? comprises of a MAN Tachograph which automatically records the vehicle?s speed, distance travelled and time spent on the road, helping keep tired drivers off the roads.
This Safety Workshop is one of the many initiatives planned with Dubai Police for 2018, in efforts to make the UAE roads safer. Apart from this, a number of training sessions, events and campaigns are set to resonate with Dubai?s goal of achieving zero road fatalities by 2020.
Franz von Redwitz, managing director at MAN Truck & Bus Middle East FZE, said, ?The importance of the stricter enforcement of laws and continuous education and training is paramount, but it is also critical to equip commercial vehicles with new technologies to ensure complete and absolute safety on the roads in the country.?