An awareness drive, called “Summer Without Accidents”, launched by the Traffic Department at various shopping malls, clubs and youth summer camps, is attracting large audiences.
As part of the campaign, several awareness activities and recreational games for children were held at Landmark Shopping Complex on Thursday and Friday.
The traffic safety mascot ‘Nasih’ presented several games for children, educating them on traffic rules and manners such as different traffic signs, safe road crossing and how to sit inside the car safely.
Speaking about the campaign, traffic awareness officer First Lieutenant Riyadh Ahmed said that the significant attendance by families, and their keen interest in the participation of their children in the activities and competitions show the success of the campaign, which delivers traffic related information to the children through recreational methods.
“The participation of children’s groups involved in ‘Policeman is my friend’ programme in police uniforms has added more attraction to the programmes. They act on the stage, distribute printed materials for the audience and they have caught the attention of youngsters and elders”, said the officer.
He also praised the participation by the Centre of Excellent Paths working under the Youth Activities Department of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
The director of the Centre, Mayada al-Jabr, said that the Centre, which has 350 female students, is joining the Traffic Department for the second year in a row in its summer campaign. The Centre is distributing traffic guides prepared and printed by the students, and they will also participate in stage performances.
The centre also made available painting materials for children and some of the students have presented poems on overspeeding and traffic rules. They also distributed a CD with three short films.
The campaign will continue until July 30.
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