National traffic safety committee makes great strides in road security

January 19, 2012 - 1:54:26 am

DOHA: National Committee for Traffic Safety is  making great strides in improving standard of traffic safety, providing people with the highest possible levels of security and safety for their lives, properties and protecting human and economic resources of the country, said a senior official.

The committee also aims at raising traffic awareness among individuals of the society and enhancing ambulance medical services, said Brigadier Mohammad Abdullah Al Maliki, Secretary General of the Committee, at a press conference yesterday.  Reducing traffic accidents through optimum use of state potentials and utilising social initiatives of all institutions for the development of traffic services are also among the objectives of this committee.

The National Traffic Safety Committee is entrusted with a number of missions in accordance with its decree of foundation. One of the main missions of this committee is developing policies and plans in traffic work field and finding out problems and proposing the necessary solutions.

This is in addition to drafting definite national strategies for traffic safety and coordinating and cooperating with various departments that have connection with traffic.

The committee recommends relevant traffic legislations for roads and transportation and road engineering plans and it also carries out researches and studies and improves medical rescue services. Participation in local, regional and international conferences dealing with traffic safety issues and innovating latest tools of raising awareness also come among the functions of the committee.

In addition to the Ministry of Interior, the members of this committee include representatives from Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, Supreme Council of Health, Supreme Council of Education, Supreme Council of Family Affairs, Ashghal (Public Works Authority), Qatar University, Qatar Media Foundation and General Secretariat for Development Planning.

The National Committee for Traffic Safety is a new achievement and idea that aim at disseminating the culture of safety to optimise security and safety for road users, which in essence reflects a civilized image about Qatar to the entire world, which closely monitors Qatar’s accomplishments in all fields of life.

The resolution of the Cabinet Number (33) of 2010 for setting up National Traffic Safety Committee was ratified by the Heir Apparent on July 22, 2010.

The committee is an official responsible body for formulating and devising general traffic policies and all plans and procedures required for developing traffic services in the country.

The Peninsula