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RTA reports 98% compliance in reducing heavy vehicle emissions

Dubai Highways and Transportation Authority (RTA) has praised commercial transport entities, especially those operating trucks and heavy vehicles, for their compliance with rules to reduce carbon emissions from their exhaust gases. This commitment has resulted in an impressive compliance rate of around 98 percent.

Recently, field teams from the Licensing Activities Monitoring Department, in coordination with the Management Services Department of the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, RTA, led inspection and awareness campaigns. These campaigns were carried out in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic in the Dubai Police Headquarters and Emirates Transport. The main objective of these campaigns was to emphasize the importance of reducing carbon emissions from the exhaust gases of heavy vehicles.

Essa Al Amiri, Director of Licensing Activities Monitoring at RTA Licensing Agencypraised the compliance by companies that own heavy vehicles, including goods transport trucks, with carbon emission reduction standards.

He stated that the compliance rate with standards 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 involving several heavy vehicles on several key streets and highways in Dubai. These efforts are aligned with RTAThe second strategic objective (sustainability) and the third strategic objective (health, safety and security).

Al Amiri I affirm that RTA carries out various campaigns to promote environmental awareness and improve road safety. These campaigns include educational and awareness elements aimed at drivers to highlight the importance of complying with the technical specifications and road safety regulations that govern the safe operation of trucks and heavy vehicles. He highlighted that these efforts align with RTAThe objectives of improving transport safety and ensuring safer roads, in line with its vision of becoming the world leader in fluid and sustainable mobility.

News source: Emirates News Agency

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