Director General of Public Relations and Security Media Brigadier Adel AlHashash affirmed that field security personnel have started implementing security and traffic plan upon the return of students to the public schools with the start of the new academic year today.
Brigadier Al-Hashash added the first phase of the security and traffic plan was successfully implemented in a harmonize coordination between relevant security and traffic departments based on directives from the acting Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khaled with the follow up of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad.
He explained the security institution has assigned heavy patrol vehicles on implementation of the plan, among them 300 traffic police cars, 96 patrol cars from General Security Sector, and 90 patrol cars from emergency security unit.
Al-Hashash explained the traffic plan for tackling the expected traffic jam while students are entering and leaving the schools has started, noting traffic officers will be manning the main streets and the general security and emergency police section be present at the exit and entrances of schools, in addition to helicopter coordinating and relaying communications during serious traffic jam.
Al-Hashash indicated the operation sector will receive traffi c, security and humanitarian reports via hotline (112), besides stationing enough traffic investigators in the police stations to deal with reports of traffic accidents without the need to wait for an officer at the scene of accident, which subsequently causes more traffic congestion.
Previously at the launch of the road safety campaign, Brigadier Al-Hashash said that the start of the new school year heralds an increased responsibility on the security apparatus, which requires total readiness and cooperation, adding “the ministry in conjunction with various relevant bodies will disseminate short messages (SMS) to generate road safety awareness”.
Source: Arab Times