Sharjah Museums Department marks GCC Traffic Week
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 12 - 2013 at 16:02
- PRESS RELEASE
As part of SMD's initiative 'Because We Care', the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) is taking part in the GCC Traffic Week celebrations, in its efforts to increase traffic awareness among all members of community through its various events being held from 11-14 March 2013.
SMD has organised a wide range of events and activities at the Sharjah Classic Cars Museum and Sharjah Discovery Centre for four days in collaboration with the Traffic and Patrols Department of Sharjah Police, Ambulance Unit, Rescue Unit, Toyota Auto Corporation, Emirates Transport-Sharjah and a number of schools under the Sharjah Educational Zone.
An exhibition of pictures and traffic models will be organized with the participation of a number of Sharjah-based schools. In addition, there will be a range of hands-on workshops offered about seat belt safety and traffic signals, as well as a traffic village model. All these events are focusing on raising public awareness about the important role of traffic officers in ensuring the safety of road users and safeguarding lives and public and private property. There will also be a short play performed by school students participating in the event.
On the first two days of SMD's celebration programme, March 11 and 12, documentary films on traffic week and safety will be screened, alongside a display of car safety devices by Toyota Agency.
On 13 March, there will be a presentation by the Rescue Unit. A policeman will explain and demonstrate a mock evacuation drill, while a paramedic from the Ambulance Unit will explain the first aid process to visiting students.
On the final day of the programme, 14 March, the winner of the most beautiful model for the Traffic Week will be selected, and those departments and entities participating in the Traffic Week celebrations will also be honoured.
The events will be accompanied by some on-going initiatives by SMD in collaboration with the mentioned entities, such as the display of a range of cars that had been involved in traffic accidents in the outdoor area at each of the venues. Pamphlets and brochures containing important traffic instructions and guidelines will be distributed to the public in support of the Traffic Week by the Sharjah Museums Department.
The GCC Traffic Week is an annual joint traffic event marked by the GCC countries in their collective efforts to create a culture of traffic awareness that contributes to consolidating the foundations of a modern traffic system as well as to develop traffic rules and regulations and road engineering as per the latest international standards.
Traffic Week comes within efforts that aim to guarantee a safe environment and accident-free roads through a number of traffic initiatives to spread awareness among road users and all community members, so as to reduce traffic accident fatalities and casualties.
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