Traffic Safety Expo 2012 to highlight the hazards of using telecommunication devices while driving
- Oman: Thursday, September 13 - 2012 at 10:23
- PRESS RELEASE
An announcement made recently by Oman International Trade and Exhibitions (OITE), in coordination with the Royal Oman Police (ROP) confirms the commencement of Traffic Safety Expo 2012 from 16th -18th October 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.
The phenomenon of talking on the phone and texting while driving is gradually increasing and with it the rates of accidents on the roads. The ROP (Royal Oman Police) has attributed a total of 9778 offences related to mobile phones having occurred in the year 2011.
Along with the efforts of the government, companies especially telecommunication companies are encouraged to come forward and promote safe driving habits among drivers, where the usage of telecommunication devices is concerned.
Although the use of ear pieces and wireless/ hands-free devices allow drivers to minimise if not eliminate a reckless driving attitude, the act of texting or making calls, most countries are supporting the discouragement of both acts altogether.
Other driver distraction activities which should be avoided include eating/drinking, reading or writing, grooming, attending to children or pets, emotional conversations with passengers, smoking etc.
The Traffic Safety Expo 2012 will bring together a host of visitors dedicated to promoting safe driving practices including High-Ranking Government Officials and Representatives ; Senior and top management of Companies ; High-Ranking Police Officers ; Road Safety Officers from Various Industries ; Local, Regional and International Heads of Road Safety Groups ; Transport Policy and Planning Officers ; Transport, Fleet Managers and Administrators ; Public Transport Representatives ; Road and Traffic Consultants ; Health and Safety Managers and Coordinators ; Project Managers ; Marketing and Advertising Managers ; Emergency Services Providers ; Highway Engineers ; Academia and Students ; Non-Government Organisations ; Professionals involved in all aspects of Road Safety (Private and Public Sectors) and the General Public - Residents and Citizens.
The event which will receive participation from both local and international exhibitors will put the latest technologies, products, services, solutions, measures, practices in the spotlight in a bid to promote road safety measures and reduce road accidents in the Sultanate.
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