Qatar has added remarkable achievements to its credit while implementing the strategy to lower road accident fatalities, and this was highlighted during the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR 2021) by the National Traffic Safety Committee.
Brig Mohamed Abdullah al-Shahwani, acting director-general of Traffic, told the event that Qatar has been able to occupy a prominent position at the global level in reducing the death rate. “We have reached four deaths per 100,000 in 2020 while the rate was 11.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is less than the global average of 18.2. Qatar has added a new and distinct global experience between rapidly developing countries and third world countries,” al-Shahwani said.
Brig engineer Mohamed Abdullah al-Maliki, secretary of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), said Qatar has taken advanced steps in the field of road safety and given it great attention, represented in the establishment of the NTSC with the partnership of more than 13 entities in addition to experts and specialists in road safety. “These are in addition to the services of various engineering, technical, educational, and legislative projects in a way that enhances road safety and security for all its users,” he said.
The official pointed out that the second version of the National Traffic Safety Strategy will run from 2023 to 2030 after the completion of the first version in 2022.”
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