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Plans afoot to create safe environment for young motorists at Sealine: Official

Plans afoot to create safe environment for young motorists at Sealine: Official

Tribune News Network
Doha
The General Directorate of Traffic (GDT), in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is planning to create a safe environment for youngsters in Sealine area to enable them to practice the hobbies they love, whether driving in the dunes or performing stunts in a safe way.
Lieutenant Abdul Mohsen al Asmar al Ruwaili, head of websites at the GDT, said, “Radical solutions to the increasing reckless behaviour of motorists in Sealine area is the creation of a youthful environment in which they can practice all the hobbies they love such as dune bashing and stunts in dedicated areas under the direct supervision of the GDT and the Ministry of Culture and Sports.”
He said plans are afoot to attract young people and satisfy their hobbies without endangering their lives under direct supervision of the GDT in full cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
He pointed out that the ultimate goal of the traffic department is to preserve the youth by helping them discharge their energies in a safe and orderly way and to keep them away from harm they can cause to themselves or to other road users.
The GDT is monitoring all posts on social media sites, whether video clips or tweets related to traffic affairs, he said, adding that many of the videos that are being circulated about incidents in Sealine area remain on social networking sites for long periods of time and sometimes they are being circulated again to show as if they are new accidents.
Lt Ruwaili said it is not fair to blame the parents of youngsters or the GDT. The administration is part of a large system that seeks to achieve a clear goal which is traffic safety for all, he added.
He said the Traffic Awareness Department conducts field trips regularly and communicates with parents about traffic safety.
In 2019, he said, there were only three accidents that resulted in deaths in Sealine area.