Doha: The Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior in association with Public Relations Department will hold the first traffic and pedestrian safety training course for the representatives of expatriate schools working in different areas of Qatar on Saturday, 17th November 2012 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Capital Security Department in Doha.
This free training session for schools aims at qualifying the transport and safety managers from the school management side and activities coordinators from academic side fro conducting traffic and pedestrian safety awareness sessions and programs for school drivers and students respectively. The Traffic Department will be organizing traffic safety awareness drives in the future in coordination with these trainees at schools. The initiative is launched as a part of the activities of "Pedestrian Safety Campaign 2012 -2013" for the representatives of various segments of the expat society in Qatar.
The training session led by traffic safety and awareness experts will cover various subjects such as 'Pedestrian accidents : Reasons and remedies', common traffic mistakes such as not moving the vehicle to the nearest parking area in case of minor accidents, negligence to seatbelts while driving on the road, impact of using mobile phone and texting while driving, opposite driving and its fine, overtaking from the right side, risks of not keeping enough space between two vehicles, power of collision between two vehicles, consequences of running red signals and errant driving, how to approach the signals and roundabouts, why we have to follow the posted speed limit on the roads, tire safety tips, how to drive a vehicle in case of a tire blow up and risks of driving a vehicle under influence alcohol. In addition to this, the 4 hours training session will discuss the traffic law implemented in Qatar in 2007 in details along with fines for violators and black point system. The course will make the trainees capable to conduct training programs for their targeted audience.
The Traffic Department urges the management of the expatriate schools to nominate four representatives from each school, including transport manager, traffic safety officer and two activity coordinators from different sections of the school, who can effectively conduct same training program for the students and the bus drivers in future. To register for this course, please send the name of your school, contact number and email to the fax number: 44323339 or contact Faisal Al Hudawi of Public Relations Department by email: [email protected]
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