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Sharjah hosts lectures for school drivers


A policeman addresses the attendees.

Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

In an attempt to achieve the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Interior of making the roads safer and more secure, the Sharjah Police General Directorate worked side by side with the Traffic and Patrols Department, and in collaboration with Emirates Transport to organise awareness-raising lectures in both Arabic and Urdu language on traffic safety.

The awareness-raising lectures targeted around 400 school supervisors and bus drivers, and was were held at the Sharjah Cultural Palace. The lectures came as part of a series of awareness-raising lectures organised by Sharjah Police based on their concern about the safety of students, and their attempt to provide safe transportation and ensure a new accident-free academic year.

Lieutenant Colonel Abdulrahman Khater, Director of Sharjah Police Traffic Awareness and Media Department, delivered the first lecture with the help of staff officers on a number of important awareness-raising information that concerns school bus drivers, in an effort to teach them how to deal with various incidents and handle emergency situations.

Additionally, lecturers reviewed detailed concepts of traffic safety to drivers, and discussed the importance of spreading such knowledge to raise drivers’ awareness, that aims to teach them the importance of adhering to safety standards, and respecting the traffic laws to keep the lives of road users and students safe and sound.

Recently, sixteen workers sustained moderate to serious injuries when the bus they were in overturned on the Emirates Road on their way back home.

The operations room at Sharjah Police General Headquarters received a report at 7:57pm on a Wednesday that a bus transporting workers overturned on the Emirates Road from Dubai to Sharjah after the driver lost control.

The bus settled outside the barrier by the side of the road and traffic patrols and national ambulance rushed to the scene.

Ten workers with moderate injuries were taken to Al Dhaid Hospital for medical treatment and were checked out. Another worker with serious injuries is still in the surgery section of the hospital.

The other five with multiple injuries including fractures, wounds and bruises in the back were admitted to the Kuwait Hospital.

Recently, two Asians succumbed to their serious injuries when the bus they were in suddenly swerved and overturned on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Street in Ras Al Khaimah.

The victims were accompanying 31 Asian domestic workers from different age groups.

According to Ras Al Khaimah Police, the accident took place at 12 noon on a Thursday and caused serious to moderate injuries to six passengers and minor injuries to 23 others.

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