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GCC Traffic Week 2018 kicks off to encourage driving ethics
March 12, 2018, 8:54 am
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Distributing awareness flyers in The unified GCC Traffic Week 2018

The unified GCC Traffic Week 2018 kicked off on Sunday with the chief aim of "entrenching traffic rules and ethics of driving," not just issuing tickets, a senior Interior Ministry official has said.

The Week's agenda comprises a multitude of traffic-related cultural and awareness activities, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Major General Fahad Al-Shuwaie' on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the pan-GCC event that runs as far as Thursday.

He stressed in that respect directives issued by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and the ministry's Undersecretary Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dousri.

Pavilions are being held and activities organized in some shopping malls where traffic experts offer items of advice and awareness to people as part of the Week.

Meanwhile, Al-Shuwaie' said that some 400-420 people are killed by road accidents annually. In 2017 accidents hit 70,000, he added, urging citizens and expats to further commit themselves to traffic rules to curb the figure.

In the meantime, the senior traffic official said that obtaining a driving license would be available online within six weeks, saying that expats under Article 20 are not accessed to register a car in their names.

Source: KUNA

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