x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

App aims to help cut traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi

The 'Smart Driver' app records road habits and model drivers will receive Dh10,000.

A "Smart Driver" app to help reduce traffic accidents has been launched by Abu Dhabi Police.

The app, for iPhone and Android smartphones, will list drivers in their order of compliance with speed limits and use of phones while driving.

A model driver will be chosen every month and awarded Dh10,000, said Brig Gen Hussein Ahmed Al Harethi, director of the traffic and patrols directorate.

The first phase of the project will be officially activated next September. At the department's headquarters yesterday, Brig Gen Al Harethi said the scheme was new globally.

It registers all data in a confidential database for each driver. Information saved in the database is strictly for motivational purposes.