Some 2,300 visitors participated in interactive road safety learning at Qatar Shell’s pavilion at the 32nd GCC Traffic Week, organised by the Ministry of Interior at Doha’s Darb Al Saai recently, the company said in a statement.
The attendees, whether young or old, found an age-appropriate activity designed to promote road safety within the framework of Qatar Shell’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, including the Rakkiz Tislam programme, the statement noted.
Rakkiz Tislam (meaning “focus and be safe”), a realistic driver learning software module designed to help young drivers identify and respond to potentially unsafe traffic situations, attracted large participation from young visitors.
The software, which is designed and tailored to Qatar’s roads and driving environment and which includes real traffic scenes filmed on the country’s streets, engages participants and improves their driving skills thanks to its interactive approach.
The program features 10 practical stages designed to raise awareness among participants about road safety and help drivers identify common mistakes.
Qatar Shell CSR manager Mohamed Abu Jbara said: “I believe that the participation of young people in this exhibition enables them to recognise the importance of complying with laws and regulations to reduce car accidents that result in the death of our children.”
Ali al-Marri, who visited Qatar Shell’s pavilion, said: “I obtained a certificate for participating in the Rakkiz Tislam programme. I enjoyed having to identify the possible hazards and being tested on the Qatari driving laws and regulations. I’m pleased I passed.”
Muneera Mohamed, a teacher at the Kabaan primary school for girls, added: “The participation of school students in this exhibition is very important because it introduces them, at an early age, to proper driving practices so that they grow up to become responsible drivers who respect their lives and that of others on the roads.”
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