Dubai: RTA Cracks Down On Violators Of Right-Of-Way Rules

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Dubai: RTA Cracks Down On Violators Of Right-Of-Way Rules

Khaleej Times, 11 June 2024: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has conducted an extensive inspection campaign on 698 developer sites and free zones across the Emirate.

The campaign’s main objective was to monitor the occupation of the right-of-way, ensure compliance with regulations, and guarantee the safety of road users and compliance to standards in development and free zones.

The campaign, which began at the start of the year, included inspections of all free zones and 57 development areas managed by 24 developers in Dubai.

Through this intensive inspection campaign, RTA aims to maintain Dubai’s civilised and aesthetic appearance and ensure the sustainability of the operational condition of roads, facilities, and pavements in development and free zones.

The campaign’s main focus was to ensure pedestrians’ smooth movement and safety using the right-of-way and to prevent obstacles impacting motorists in these areas.

The Director of Right-Of-Way at the Traffic and Roads Agency of RTA has stated that RTA carries out inspection visits and campaigns as part of an annual plan and in response to public complaints and feedback.

These campaigns are required by Dubai Law No. 4/2021, which governs road regulations in Dubai.

The inspection teams focused on monitoring abandoned barriers and construction waste at developers’ sites where applicable.

They also checked the conformity of existing project fences to approved specifications, the readiness of pedestrian walkways and crossings, and auditing billboards within developers’ areas.

Additionally, they addressed issues such as random parking of scooters within the right-of-way, illegal use of the right-of-way for refuelling vehicles, greenery that affects the safety of road users, placing groundwater equipment on the right-of-way, and detecting damage on roads and facilities caused by rainwater.

The RTA has also urged development entities and free zones to follow the rules and conditions for using the right-of-way and comply with Dubai’s standards and specifications to ensure the safety of road users and smooth traffic flow in the Emirate.

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Tanya Jain