Posted on September 09, 2017

As schools are set to resume their classes, the Traffic Department has chalked out plans to maintain the smooth flow of vehicles on roads. They will increase patrols particularly during opening and closing hours of schools with focus on roundabouts, intersections and near schools.

“The traffic patrols will double their efforts to make traffic flow smooth especially on the first day of schools’ opening,” said Major Jaber Mohamed Rashid Odaiba, Assistant Director of Media & Traffic awareness section of the General Directorate of Traffic. “The police patrols will focus more on areas like Al Mamoura which has more than 15 schools. We don’t like to be near the schools but will be monitoring all the roads leading to them,” he added. Traffic department has also focused on creating awareness and posted a number of tips on the department’s twitter and Facebook pages to motorists and road users. “To avoid traffic jam, people should leave their homes early and use public transport instead of personal vehicles to avoid congestion,” Al Odaiba said.

From next week, the Traffic Department will also organise awareness campaigns for Karwa drivers, he added. “We will organise lectures in languages like English, Arabic and Urdu. Karwa has agreed with us that all drivers will attend the lectures”, Al Odaiba said. He said that the department would also organise various activities at schools and will distribute gifts to students and the main opening activity will be held at Omar bin Al Khattab Independent Second Primary school for boys. “Also there will be activities for community schools.”

source: The Peninsula