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Posted On: 2 September 2009 12:18 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Traffic chief mulls fresh campaign

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The number of lorries, trucks and trailers has seen a major increase in Qatar and the Traffic Department will not be able to stop their flow on main roads for the next five years, the head of the Traffic Department Brigadier Mohamed Saad al-Kharji has said. Addressing an open discussion on road accidents, organised by the Youth Activities Department at the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, al-Kharji said that the Traffic Department would soon organise a campaign on traffic signals. He maintained that the Traffic Department had succeeded in reducing “stunt shows” by motorists on Qatar’s roads by 90%, noting that the campaign still underway to reach 100% success. The official also said that the Traffic Department was to consider deploying patrols on the internal roads as well. The National Campaign for Road Accidents director Riad Ahmed Saleh explained that speeding was the main cause behind most of the deadly road accidents in Qatar. He said that the campaign would continue raising awareness about the need to abide by rules in schools, universities, malls and through social organisations, besides organising exhibitions and sports events.