A virtual awareness seminar by the Traffic Awareness department at the General Directorate of Traffic stressed the need to follow rules on roads and shared tips about safety measures and services, provided by the department.
Organised on Wednesday in co-operation with the Public Relations department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the programme was attended by officers from Traffic Awareness, Traffic Safety, Patrols, Traffic Investigation and Licensing departments along with representatives from various companies across the country.
Traffic Safety officer First Lieutenant Ahmed bin Hamad al-Thani presided. Captain Abdel Wahid Gharib al-Anezi from the Traffic Awareness Department presented a set of traffic advice and instructions related to ensuring safety. He shed light on various awareness initiatives, being taken up by the Department in this regard.
Captain Saud Abdullah al-Hamad, officer of the Traffic Safety Department, detailed the tasks of the traffic personnel in regulating the movement of vehicles, supervising and being present on the road to reduce accidents and control violators. “The department carries out studies on all traffic diversions and issues permits related to road closures and plans,” he said.
Captain Hamad Talib al-Marri from the Patrols and Traffic Investigation department highlighted the role that traffic patrols play on the roads in monitoring and controlling vehicle movements. “In the wake of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, traffic patrols confirm road users follow the precautionary guidelines by the authorities concerned. These include limiting the number of passengers and wearing masks,” al-Marri said stressing the importance of adhering to traffic rules and avoiding traffic offences.
The presentation by Lieutenant Yousef Fahad al-Ali, officer of the Licensing Affairs Department, marked the conclusion of the seminar. He explained the various tasks by the department while supervising the work of the external sections related to driving licences and vehicle licences of all kinds and issuing traffic certificates. He also elaborated on the procedures for issuing and cancelling licenses and documenting the data related to mechanical vehicles and driving licences.
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