Abu Dhabi Ports launches truck driver safety campaign

Week-long campaign at Khalifa Port and Zayed Port

PHOTO: The campaign will impart safe driving tips to about 2,000 people who regularly drive inside port premises. Credit: Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving among port users.

The week-long campaign, titled “Be Aware & Drive with Care” runs April 24-26 at Khalifa Port and April 27-28 at Zayed Port. It will impart safe driving tips to about 2,000 people who regularly drive inside port premises, Abu Dhabi Ports said in a statement.

“This awareness drive is one of the most important events in Abu Dhabi Ports’ calendar as it has already made a positive impact on the road traffic safety standards in our ports. This is part of our proactive approach to ensure the safety of everyone using our port services,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.

The campaign – organised in partnership with Borouge, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), and Grand Mills – has the support of Abu Dhabi Police, Emirates Traffic Safety Society, Emirates Driving Company, National Security Institute, the Department of Transport (DOT), Medeor Hospital, Life Line Hospital (LLH) and DULSCO.

Commenting on the initiative, Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “With more than a thousand trucks and cars entering Khalifa Port Container Terminal on a daily basis, Abu Dhabi Terminals has a strong commitment to keeping the roads safe. We are proud to join forces with our strategic partners to raise awareness about this important issue.”

During the campaign, a variety of safety messages and gifts will greet all drivers entering the ports. Drivers will have a chance to attend a free health screening offered by Medeor Hospital and LLH Hospital, and they will also be able to experience driving simulators provided by Abu Dhabi Ports and Emirates Driving Company (EDC).

Abu Dhabi Police and EDC will deliver presentations on safe driving in English, Urdu, Pashtu and Arabic, while free truck safety inspections will be offered by EDC and Abu Dhabi Ports’ Fire Rescue Services at Khalifa Port.

Also under the campaign, the National Security Institute’s (NSI) Community Safety Simulation Training Trailer will offer guidance on safety and emergency preparedness. Borouge and Abu Dhabi Terminals will give tips on forklift safety.


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