Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has commended commercial transport companies for adhering to regulations aimed at lowering carbon emissions from their exhausts, particularly those that operate trucks and other heavy vehicles. There has been an astounding 98 percent compliance rate because of this dedication.
Recently, inspection and awareness campaigns were led by field teams from the Licensing Activities Monitoring Department at the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, RTA, in collaboration with the Administration Services Department.
These campaigns were run in conjunction with Emirates Transport and the General Department of Traffic at the Dubai Police Headquarters. The main objective of these campaigns was to emphasize the importance of reducing carbon emissions from heavy vehicle exhausts.
Mr. Essa Al Amiri, Director of Licensing Activities Monitoring at the Licensing Agency of RTA, praised the compliance of companies that own heavy vehicles, including freight transport trucks, with carbon emission reduction standards.
The Director said that the rate of adherence to regulations has reached around 98 percent, which reflects the high level of awareness and commitment of these companies. These results were part of a week-long inspection campaign that involved various heavy vehicles across various key streets and roads in Dubai. These efforts align with RTA’s second strategic goal (sustainability) and the third strategic goal (health, safety, and security).
Mr. Al Amiri stated that RTA conducts various campaigns to promote environmental awareness and enhance road traffic safety. These campaigns include educational and awareness-raising elements aimed at drivers to highlight the importance of adhering to technical specifications and traffic safety standards that govern the safe operation of trucks and heavy vehicles.
The Director emphasized that these efforts align with RTA’s objectives to improve transportation safety and ensure safer roads, in line with its vision of becoming the world leader in seamless and sustainable mobility.