Traffic medicine experts gather
November 17 2015 12:10 AM

Maersk Oil Qatar officials with the National Road Safety Committee secretary general Brig. Mohamed Abdullah al-Malki.

Hundreds of the world’s leading experts in traffic medicine and road safety have converged on Doha for  the 24th International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Congress. Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) is sponsoring the event as part of its long-term commitment to road safety in Qatar.
The three-day ITMA Congress has in attendance a number of medical doctors, physiologists, psychologists, traffic safety experts, vehicle designers and manufacturers, engineers, policymakers, police officers, and insurance experts.
They will share the most advanced traffic medicine concepts and techniques to help prevent traffic crashes and boost traffic safety, first-aid, medical treatment, and in the process reduce deaths and disability cases.
Observing that road safety is a huge challenge for all countries, including Qatar, Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad al-Thani, deputy managing director of Maersk Oil Qatar, said his company had a proud history of supporting schemes that bring meaningful benefits to Qatar. “Road Safety is a fantastic example of our commitment in action,” he asserted.
Maersk Oil Qatar’s sponsorship of the 24th ITMA Congress in Doha is one of the company’s numerous road safety initiatives to assist the country achieve the National Traffic Medicine Strategy Goal 2013-2022. MOQ sponsored a knowledge sharing visit to the Swedish Vision Zero authorities in 2014, followed by a PowerTalk road safety event this year with key stakeholders in Qatar. More than 6,000 young adults have so far participated in Students for Road Safety – a  MOQ awareness programme which aims to transform students into ambassadors for positive road behaviours.
As part of the ITMA Congress in Doha, the state-of-the-art Students for Road Safety simulator will be on hand to illustrate how interactive coaching by experts can raise awareness and help to turn young people into ambassadors for positive road behaviours.

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