Capital will host key global meet on traffic safety

ABU DHABI — The capital will host the 10th international conference of the International Association for Road Accident Prevention in March next year.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 10:04 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:14 PM

The Steering Committee of the conference will be headed by Lieutenant-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Interior.

The UAE Association for Traffic Safety held a meeting yesterday, chaired by Mohammed Saleh bin Badwa Al Darmaki, Head of the Association's Board of Directors. The conference would be held from March 27 to March 29, 2006, under the theme "Traffic Safety Strategies: Think Internationally and Carry Out Locally."

Lauding the support extended by Lt-Gen. Shaikh Saif in making the conference a success, Darmaki said the fact that the event was being held in the UAE was proof of the country's position in hosting major events.

Lt-Gen. Saif was briefed about the meeting of the general assembly of the international association, which was held in Lisbon in June.

At the conference to be held at the Emirates Palace, special emphasis will be on traffic databases and statistics and their role in reducing traffic accidents and fatalities. The conference will also deal with educational strategies and traffic awareness among youngsters, and measures to inculcate the principles of safety in the minds of motorists.

Traffic legislation, rescue and ambulance plans and rehabilitation of people injured in road accidents will be among the issues discussed at the conference.

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