Clear incident descriptions support first responder assessment of emergency situations within ten seconds, find RoadSafetyUAE and OnStar research

Clear incident descriptions support first responder assessment of emergency situations within ten seconds, find RoadSafetyUAE and OnStar research

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES— General Motor’s pioneering in-vehicle safety and security technology, OnStar, unveils further findings from its qualitative focus group on the psychological impact of car accidents, this time focused on the perspective of first responders in the UAE. Through qualitative in-depth interviews with UAE-based first responders, spanning various age groups, levels of experience and roles within the first responder units, the research highlighted that when provided with the complete incident information, first responders can conduct their first assessment within 10 seconds, while also bringing to light the significance…

RoadSafetyUAE and OnStar Launch Research into the Psychological Impact of Car Accidents on Drivers in the UAE

RoadSafetyUAE and OnStar Launch Research into the Psychological Impact of Car Accidents on Drivers in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — RoadSafetyUAE has partnered with OnStar, the pioneering in-vehicle safety and security technology from General Motors, to conduct a study into the psychological impact of car accidents on drivers and passengers in the UAE. The intention behind the research is to understand and therefore better address the emotional state and requirements of drivers in their time of need. Through qualitative interview sessions, the 46 UAE-based respondents revisited an emergency on-road incident, sharing their emotional response in the immediate aftermath of the incident as well as their…

‘Running Late’, the Main Culprit for Road Accidents – Study by Volkswagen & RoadSafetyUAE

‘Running Late’, the Main Culprit for Road Accidents – Study by Volkswagen & RoadSafetyUAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire): From earlier studies about the main causes of reckless driving the hypothesis crystallized, that ‘running late’ is the root cause for much of UAE motorists’ misbehavior.  Hence, this new and vital study looking into all the dimensions of ‘running late’ is of truly critical importance to understand the consequences and the ‘quick-fix’ solution for poor time management or ’running late’. Thomas Edelmann, Founder & Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE states: “The simple fact of ‘running late’ has such a detrimental effect on our safety, that we…

Are females the better drivers? (International Women’s Day 2021)

Are females the better drivers? (International Women’s Day 2021)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  To mark the international women’s day on March 8, we want to shed some light on ‘Who are the better drivers, females or males?’. This question captures the attention around the globe and RoadSafetyUAE wants to share some UAE specific insights. The data was extracted from the ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’, a long-term perception and attitude research project which has been running for the past 6 consecutive years. Thomas Edelmann, Founder and Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE explains: “Female drivers often don’t receive the due appreciation for…

How to choose your ‘safe vehicle’? RoadSafetyUAE & Drive Ninja Partnership

How to choose your ‘safe vehicle’? RoadSafetyUAE & Drive Ninja Partnership

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire): RoadSafetyUAE and the country’s car buying & leasing comparison site – driveninja.com – have today announced a partnership to further promote the importance of vehicle safety as one key dimension of road safety in the UAE. The two companies will use the collaboration to continue the work pioneered by RoadSafetyUAE in the region to educate motorists on which cars are the safest to drive for them, their passengers and other road users. Thomas Edelmann, Managing Director of RoadSafetyUAE states: “Safe vehicles are a vital component of…

New Data: Do School Traffic Habits Cause Morning Traffic Jams?

New Data: Do School Traffic Habits Cause Morning Traffic Jams?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 December 2020, (AETOSWire): In October 2020, Noor Takaful | Ethical Insurance and RoadSafetyUAE shared part 1 of the results of the UAE’s ‘first-ever’ car occupancy survey, showing the UAE’s dependency on private cars, which is high on global level at 74% (54% drive themselves + 20% passengers in private cars). The use of public transportation is low on global level at 22% (13% bus, metro + 9% taxis, limos, vans/minibuses). Also low is the use of alternative means of transportation at only 4%. In Part 2 of…

New Data Reveals the Cause of Traffic Congestions

New Data Reveals the Cause of Traffic Congestions

The ‘First-Ever’ Car Occupancy Survey in the UAE High percentage ofcar dependency (83%) vs. public and alternative transport Majority of trips for work commute (63%) and chores (60%) About 6 out of 10 motorists are alone in their cars for 80-100% of trips Number of vehicles on the roadsneed to be reduced for road safety and sustainability benefits Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  (AETOSWire): “While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, we resumed ‘normalcy’ again, traffic has picked up and roads  are becoming more congested. Road safety will remain an important concern. Noor Takaful | Ethical Insurance in…

TomTom Traffic Index: Global traffic congestion up, but UAE’s 2 main cities compare well; Bengaluru takes Crown of ‘World’s Most Traffic Congested City’

57% of countries included see increase in traffic congestion, while both Abu Dhabi (-1%) and Dubai (-2%) see decreases Global average congestion level is 29%, while Abu Dhabi’s is 10% and Dubai is 21% Drivers, city planners, automakers and policy makers can use the TomTom Traffic Index to help tackle traffic-related challenges Fully interactive report is available online at tomtom.com/TrafficIndex Amsterdam and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire): TomTom, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner of RoadSafetyUAE released the results of the 9th TomTom Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic…

AETOSWire and RoadSafetyUAE Join Hands Again to Promote Road Safety Awareness Campaign for Ramadan 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  AETOSWire, a leading innovative press release distribution company in Middle East and Africa, and  RoadSafetyUAE, an initiative that ultimately aims to bring about safer roads in the region, cooperate once more in promoting the Road Safety Awareness Campaign for this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan. This year’s campaign will build on the success achieved by the information drive done in 2018, which increased the awareness of motorists in overcoming the challenges posed by fasting like fatigue, exhaustion, impatience, and distraction. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Thomas…

AETOSWire Continues Commitment to CSR

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 3, 2019 – (AETOSWire) : AETOSWire, the leading cutting-edge press release distribution company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), announced that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will always be one of its top priorities. Mr. Tony AbiHanna, CEO of AETOSWire, said, “We aim to be more than just a business thus we strive to make a difference through our services. So we build our CSR around our core competency that is – delivering news anywhere in the world.  We offer the use of our vast…