Measures taken by the Traffic Department ensured that vehicular flow remained smooth on key roads in Doha and other places Wednesday, when students returned to school in large numbers following the end of the summer vacation.
The Traffic Department has stressed its readiness to deal with the expected traffic rush in the country in view of the start of the new school year this week.
The Traffic Department has added 80 categories of workers who will not be eligible to get a driving licence in the country, it is learnt.
The Traffic Department should study the possibility of providing special lanes where driving school trainees could practise, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) recommended yesterday.
The Traffic Department should intensify patrols, especially late at night, to catch people who create disturbances at residential neighbourhoods with 'noisy' bikes and cars, the Central Municipal Council urged.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that the southbound lane on Jassim Bin Hamad Street will be temporarily closed from the Jassim Bin Hamad roundabout to Al Rayyan Road.
An exhaustive range of issues, including how to drive safely, traffic violations/penalties, how to keep one's vehicle in good condition, are covered in a new 'driving handbook' issued by the Traffic Department at the Ministry of Interior.