Qatar, represented by the General Directorate of Traffic, participated in the 36th meeting for Traffic Directors-General of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states.
The meeting, which was held remotely, discussed ways to enhance co-operation on a number of topics related to raising traffic safety rates in the GCC countries. It also reviewed the importance to continue exchanging traffic statistics and information in a way that contributes to meeting traffic requirements in reducing the rates of violations and accidents and the resulting death and casualties.
Assistant Director-General of Traffic Col Nasser Durman al-Hajri, represented Qatar in the meeting.
The Qatari side presented a proposal to adopt a unified training guide for driving lessons, with the aim of raising the level of efficiency of driving schools in the member-states and in a way that contributes to enhancing the protection of all road users.
The meeting also dealt with the impact of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) on the number of deaths and severe injuries resulting from traffic accidents during the period of health precautionary measures and the important plans and programmes that have been implemented in this context.
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