As a part of winning public satisfaction and finding ways and means of providing distinguished services of high quality, Ras Al Khaimah Police allotted special Pink colour parking spaces for women drivers in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Ras Al Khaimah Police Department took to social media to announce unique pink parking spaces for women drivers.
Lt. Col Waleed Kanafesh, Head of Al Mamoura Police Station, Ras Al Khaimah said: “The initiative is part of the process of distributing positions properly, granting women workers the right to obtain parking for their vehicles, enhancing their privacy and overcoming the difficulties they face in searching for parking in peak hours.”
He went on to add that this step was aimed at winning public satisfaction and finding ways and means of providing distinguished services of high quality.
He also says that to cater to the needs of the people, after understanding their situation, has been a priority for them.
Women’s parking spaces were originally designed in 1990 in Germany for women’s safety and to reduce the risk of sexual assault. This was formulated because women felt at risk in parking areas due to the fact that not only were the parking garages so dark, they were also typically deserted. After Germany, places like Korea and China also adopted this policy. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a study showed that 7.3% of violent crimes occurred in parking Areas.
In order to make women feel safer, companies provided more lighting to their parking garages, added surveillance systems, and incorporated parking spots closer to the exits and deemed them female-only parking or “she-spots”. Over time, these parking spots began to be painted bright pink in order to depict that they were female only. These spots were also dressed with a sign stating “female only”. Some facilities such as shopping malls and airports even widened the women’s parking spots by a whole foot to ensure parking easier to manoeuvre.