Abu Dhabi on right road to cutting congestion and crashes

A road safety expert believes Abu Dhabi is on the right track to cutting traffic congestion and limiting crashes.

Akin Adamson, Middle East director for Transport Research Laboratory, said the emirate was doing all the right things in terms of the technologies being put in place in traffic control systems, traffic counts and the measurement of speed and congestion.

“As it happens, these are also the right things that provide the building blocks for a smart traffic environment,” said Mr Adamson on Monday on the sidelines of the Smart Traffic Middle East 2015 conference.

Hamad Al Afeefi, the Department of Transport (DoT) acting director of traffic management and technology, outlined the smart traffic initiatives being put in place.