09 May 2018 – 9:49
DOHA: The General Directorate of Traffic celebrated Arab Traffic Week 2018, under the slogan “Following the Rules Reflects Your Awareness”.
On this occasion, the General Directorate organised a two-day awareness exhibition which will conclude today with the participation of a number of bodies concerned with the traffic affairs.
The exhibition aims at raising the awareness of the traffic rules and regulations of all road users and enhancing traffic culture among the various segments of society.
“The Department is celebrating this occasion with the aim of sending traffic awareness messages and educating road users on the traffic rules and regulations that must be followed,” said Colonel Mohammed Radi Al Hajri, The Director of the Traffic Awareness Section at the General Directorate of Traffic.
He pointed out that the General Directorate of Traffic has called for a number of traffic-related entities such as Qatar Red Crescent, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar University’s Studies Center and a number of Ministry of Interior departments which enhances the concept of traffic culture, and strengthens the support elements for all road users.
He pointed out that the focus is on awareness of the road users, because the main objective is the preservation of life and property, adding that the department also focuses on educating young people.
“In spite of the recent decline in numbers of deaths from traffic accidents, most of the fatalities have been in the youth category,” Colonel Al Hajri pointed out.
He also mentioned to the development of emergency services saying: “There has been a clear decline in the number of deaths, which indicates the quality of ambulance and rescue operations.”