Riyadh "Riyadh Daily"
General Director of Traffic: Activities are aimed at enhancing traffic safety and how to use roads

With community participation from government and non-government bodies, three-day long activities will kick off Tuesday on June 21, 2018 on a number of introductory activities in preparation of implementing the royal decree empowering Saudi woman to drive her private car.

These events that will be held in the Saudi cities of Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and Tabouk under the title (Go with God and Drive) are aimed at contributing to the promotion of safety and security concepts for driving cars and how to use roads. These events also inform public about the laws and regulations of traffic through the field traffic activities and competitions directed to women and children under the direct supervision of the General Directorate of Traffic.

The events will be held with the participation of a number of sponsors including STC, Saudi Aramco, Dallah Al Baraka Group in addition to the Al Hokir Group. They include a number of traffic activities and displays which get the public acquainted with the mechanical parts of the vehicle and the importance of using the seat belt, the experience of driving by using simulators and the experience of parking in parking lots in addition to promoting the principle of safety first, through some educational and recreational  shows.

For his part, director of the General Directorate of Traffic, Major General Mohammed al-Bassami said: “I take this opportunity to extend gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince for empowering the Saudi woman to drive her private car in the Kingdom. We look forward to a new phase for promoting the culture of the traffic safety among members of the Saudi community and bringing up children on knowing rules of the public safety in order to reduce traffic accidents and the resulting human and material losses.

We have been keen to participate in organizing these events in collaboration with the sponsors in a way that confirms and enhances the role of the family in raising the level of traffic safety. This role has repeatedly been confirmed by the Minister of Interior affirming that the driving of the woman should turn into an educational practice for the purpose of reducing human and economic losses caused by accidents.

Events are expected to take place in a number of vital areas in each city. In Riyadh, events are held at the Riyadh Park complex. In Dammam activities will be held long the Corniche. In Jeddah, events will be held in the land of hang gliding opposite Red Sea Mall in addition to King Abdulaziz Park in the city of Tabouk.

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