As part of its mandate to enable smart and safe living, Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre (Qmic) has launched its latest mobile platform “DriveSafe.”
The telephone response time for accidents is less than five seconds, while the arrival time of ambulances at the site of the accident is less than eight minutes inside the city of Doha and less than 10 minutes outside it, a senior health official has said.
The menace of stunt driving, which damages public roads apart from risking lives, should be curbed, a cross section of Qataris have told local Arabic daily Arrayah while urging the authorities concerned to launch a broad awareness campaign.
The ongoing plans and programmes being implemented as part of the National Traffic Safety Strategy has taken the traffic safety in Qatar to higher levels, a top official has said.
The General Directorate of Traffic and Oryx GTL are continuing with their commitment to students in the area of road safety.
Bangladeshi police fired tear gas on students occupying an intersection in central Dhaka on Sunday as thousands of protesters took to the streets for an eighth day to demand road safety measures.
Parts of the Bangladeshi capital ground to a halt for the seventh day running Saturday, as thousands of students staged protests calling for improvements to road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
The United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, lauded the efforts of Qatar to reduce the number of road accident deaths since the launch of the 1st Qatar Action Plan in 2013.