Posted on February 02, 2016

The Qatar Road Safety Studies Center (QRSSC) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently held a workshop to discuss the main challenges in traffic and road safety, under the heading “Traffic Safety”. Organized in conjunction with Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE) and the National Committee for Traffic Safety, the forum brought together over 50 experts and engineers from local and international institutions to discuss and find efficient solutions for road and traffic safety challenges in Qatar.

Attendees included QRSSC director Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa (pictured left), National Committee for Traffic Safety General Secretary Brigadier Mohamed Al Malki, and QES Chairman Mr Ahmed Al Jolo, as well as representatives of the Traffic Department of Qatar Ministry of Interior (MOI), and QU faculty and staff. The event’s program agenda included presentations delivered by QRSSC assistant research professor Dr Wael Alhajyaseen and research assistant Eng Samira Omer Mohammed, and CENG civil engineering assistant professor Dr Mohammed Ghanim. They addressed topics on “Road Safety Engineering”, “Road Safety Audit in Qatar”, and “Real Time Traffic Signal Control”.

QRSSC workshop addresses main 2 [].jpgCommenting on the event, Dr Al-Khalifa said: “It is part of a series of forums that bring together key partners to advance dialogue on road and traffic safety strategies that are responsive to national priorities and challenges. It also reflects the Center’s mission to highlight ongoing developments in the country’s road transportation system as well as to promote community awareness on the need to decrease the incidence of accidents involving pedestrians and drivers alike, especially with regard to young and first-time drivers.”

Brigadier Al Malki said: “Road safety is a crucial area of interest in Qatar that requires careful planning and long-term focus. This can be realized through research and case studies in collaboration with government and private organizations. QRSSC is the leading centers in Qatar that contributes to advancing a culture of traffic safety within the community and to providing decision- and policy-makers with sustainable solutions that will ultimately benefit the society.”

Dr Alammari said: “This workshop highlights CENG’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness on issues relevant to the community’s needs and aspirations. It aligns with QU’s goals to ensure the safety and welfare of Qatar’s residents by engaging in a range of research, professional development training, and community outreach programs with a number of leading organizations.”