New service patrols to hit Abu Dhabi roads

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Since 2009, the Road Service Patrol fleet has been coming to the rescue of vehicles that had broken down on highways, among other services.

As many as 30 brand new Road Service Patrol vehicles will hit the streets from October 1 as the Integrated Transport Centre expands its free services across Abu Dhabi, a top official said.

Since 2009, the Road Service Patrol fleet has been coming to the rescue of vehicles that had broken down on highways, among other services.

Now, these patrols – which come in a new colour and design – will cover a wider area. 

“So far, we have 13 vehicles covering only Abu Dhabi City. From October 1, we will have 17 more to serve Al Ain and Al Dhafra. We will have 30 new vehicles to offer our free services across Abu Dhabi.

“We will monitor the situation for three months and later review if there is need to add vehicles in Al Ain and Al Dhafra,” said engineer Hamad Adel Al Afifi, acting director for the traffic management division in the road sector at Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi. “The new orange-coloured vehicle is different than the old yellow one as this gives indication of an arrow. It helps inform people that they need to move to the next lane.”

Al Afifi said Road Service Patrol offers unique, distinctive and innovative services, among them are urgent repairs for cars on the road, as well as technical and mechanical maintenance.

“We help with changing tyres, supplying fuel and other repairs. All of this is on 24/7 basis. The Road Service Patrol vehicle is equipped to manage minor incidents. It can also provide five litres of fuel to reach nearest filing station,” he added.  Al Afifi said the Road Service Patrol improves traffic safety by securing sites of accidents and dealing with obstacles.