Safety issues top traffic drive plan.
Jaln Bani Bu Hassan: Oman Road Safety Association, in partnership with Jaln Private School, Bicycles Risk and Bank Sohar, opened an educational traffic village in Jaln Private School recently. This initiative is part of the Oman Road Safety Association's ongoing 'Safer Kids.. Safer Oman..' road safety campaign. The association held educational activities in Jaln, as they sought to raise road safety awareness for pedestrians, cyclists, or even as passengers in vehicles. The programme included a Traffic Educational Village, talks about the dangers of speeding, the importance of wearing seat belts and using child restraints, as well as the dangers of using mobile phones while driving and the importance of adhering to traffic rules and regulations, and they also distributed flyers among those using roads. Amor bin Nasser Al Matani, a Board Member of the Oman Road Safety Association, said, "We are actively promoting the 'Safer Kids.. Safer Oman..' campaign using the Traffic Educational Village which helps in demonstrating the correct road safety practices for children and their parents. We are trying to reach all citizens in Oman. 'Safer Kids.. Safer Oman..' is aiming to help show the general public the best methods for road safety, based upon the latest practices to keep our children safe while using the roads. I thank Bank Sohar for their continuous support." This was one of several events held as part of the 'Safer kids.. Safer Oman..' campaign, which was launched this year and included a series of activities aimed at different regions of the Sultanate of Oman, where well-know national cyclist Khalid bin Mohammed Al Shabibi, in cooperation with Oman Road Safety Association, has begun an awareness tour on board his bicycle. He has visited selected areas of the Sultanate, beginning in Al Buraimi through Sohar, Khaboura and Barka, and ending in Muscat where the village was opened to traffic in the Muscat City Centre early this year. Jaln Private School will also be coordinating visits of students.
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