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NTSC panel reviews implementation of National Road Safety Strategy

QNA
Doha
The Follow-up Committee of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) held a meeting with representatives of Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center at Qatar University (QU). The meet was chaired by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Chairman of the Committee HE Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al Nuaimi.
The meeting stressed the importance of the role of the Follow-up Committee in reviewing the achievements made by the authorities and ministries n implementing the National Road Safety Strategy, and in determining the challenges and finding solutions to move forward in activating the set plans aimed at achieving the objectives of the strategy in Qatar.
The participants also highlighted the important role of QU’s Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center in conducting research that contributed effectively to making radical changes that raised the level of traffic safety in the country.
At the end of the meeting, the Follow-up Committee issued several recommendations, urging all parties concerned to implement the National Road Safety Strategy through participating in the workshops and conferences held by Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, and implementing the research on traffic safety and facilitating the work of researchers by providing them with the necessary data.
The team of Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center shed light on the achievements of the centre, including the study of the specifications of the methods of separation on the roads and the intermediate islands, and the study of child car seats available in the local market with subjecting them to experiments in the collision laboratory at the centre in cooperation with the Hamad International Training Center.
The team noted that the centre carried out two training courses on traffic safety in 2018 and that it is announcing two more training courses this year, in September and November. The courses will be attended by road safety specialists from relevant government agencies. The centre has also launched a driving simulation laboratory to conduct traffic accident studies, in addition to other related events and projects.

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