Experts from 50 countries to attend traffic safety meeting

ABU DHABI — Experts from 50 countries will discuss the strategies that prevent the occurrence of road accidents at the 10th PRI World Congress ‘Road safety strategies — Think global, act local’ due to open at the Emirates Palace Hotel in the capital today.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Mon 27 Mar 2006, 10:12 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:34 PM

Lt.-Gen. Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, will inaugurate the congress.

The three-day conference has been organised under the auspices of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and held by the International Organisation for Prevention of Road Accidents, in conjunction with the UAE Association for Traffic Safety and the Arab Organisation for Traffic Safety.

Some 20 research study papers on the strategies of traffic safety, as well as several topics which aim at boosting the preventive and education angles pertaining to traffic safety, will be discussed at the conference. The conference mainly aims at supporting the efforts being made to minimise and curb traffic accidents, and the subsequent losses. It also aims at casting light on the strategies of traffic safety standards applicable in many countries in the world, exchange of information, and outcome of researches and studies which focus on traffic safety.

It also intends to identify different international experiences through five-pronged topics to be discussed at the sessions of the conference. These topics include: (i) the strategy of education and traffic awareness on local and international levels; (ii) strategies of control and legislation and their impact on traffic safety, as well as curbing traffic violations and accidents; (iii) engineering strategies and the challenges faced by the bodies concerned in traffic safety in the Arab world; (iv) strategies of ambulance, rescue and medical services, and the role played by rescue workers in attending injured people and rehabilitating them; and (v) strategies and local solutions to international traffic problems.

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