State Council honours winners of traffic awareness competition

MUSCAT: Dr Khalid bin Salem al Saidi, Secretary-General of the State Council, honoured the winners of the electronic application competition ‘Safety Drive’ launched by the Council on the “Google play” website within the framework of its participation in this year’s traffic safety competition.
He praised the positive participation of the winners in the competition and their keenness to comply with the requirements of electronic application ‘Safety Drive’ which aims to limit the use of the phone while driving.
He noted that the visible effectiveness of technology in reducing traffic accidents and avoiding the resulting losses is validated.
He expressed his hope to develop the application in the future, which contributes to the formation of self-awareness among all members of the community regarding the importance of compliance with traffic regulations.
The Secretary General highlighted the importance of the traffic safety competition, which comes in compliance with the Supreme Order of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, to take responsibility for and work together to deal with traffic accidents, noting the noble goals and objectives it seeks to achieve. He indicated that in this context that it had a great impact in raising awareness about traffic and thus contribute to reducing the number of traffic accidents by an estimated rate over the past years.
He added that the competition is highly popular among all public and private sector, civil society organisations and individuals. He added that the Council’s participation in the competition is owing to its keenness to intensify efforts to enhance and deepen the traffic culture in all segments of society. The Council participates in community events in support of its main role as a legislative and regulatory institution that contributes effectively to the development process.