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Posted On: 19 July 2018 12:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Ministry of Interior warns against using mobile phones when driving to avoid road accidents

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The Qatar Ministry of Interior tweeted recently saying that the Article (55) of the Traffic Law No. (19) / 2007, obligates the driver of the motor vehicle not to use the mobile phone or any other device in any way that requires the use of hands for carrying or operation while driving.

This public service announcement is part of the government's undying commitment to make the roads and streets of Qatar the safest not only in the Middle East region but also globally.

Yesterday, we've reported that Brigadier Muhammad Abdullah Al Maliki, Secretary of National Traffic Safety Committee, announced that Qatar stands at number one among Middle Eastern countries in terms of road safety with approximately 35 places set to have new pedestrian bridges the soonest.

He also stated that the dispatch points of ambulances will be made accordingly and all these steps are part of the second phase of the National Traffic Safety Strategy (2018-2022) which has already been started.

MOI Qatar wrote on Facebook this morning: "Good morning, Qatar. We are happy to extend our warm greetings to you on this lovely morning of Thursday, July 19, 2018. The weather will be hot during the daytime with some clouds and slight dust and relatively humid at places by night. We'd like to remind you of the ongoing 'Accident-Free Summer' awareness campaign which is focused on common traffic violations. We had highlighted the risks of stopping in the yellow box when it is jammed and using the mobile phone while driving. Kindly abide by the traffic rules and be a part of the campaign to ensure the safety of all road users. Have a nice day!"

Watch this short video by MOI Qatar's Facebook page:

Be a part of MOI's ongoing traffic awareness campaign. Do not use your mobile phones while driving. A phone call could cost you your life. Share this important information to your friends.

To know more about the Ministry of Interior Qatar, check out their website and social media links below!

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