Guide on use of seatbelt

ABU DHABI — The capital's police yesterday brought out a new guide booklet on the importance of using seatbelt by motorists and vehicle occupants to enhance their own safety in case of a mishap.

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Published: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 10:04 AM

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

The booklet is part of efforts at the GCC level to raise traffic safety awareness, and of the seasonal campaign that started on July 12 and will continue till September 11.

Significantly, the booklet comes out just a few weeks before schools reopen. It contains information and advice for students commuting to school in small cars. It says serious injuries are reduced by 25 per cent when occupants use safety belts compared to others who fail to buckle up.

National youth

DUBAI — National businessman Juma Al Majid asserted yesterday that it was the UAE youth's responsibility to build and develop the country, and that UAE missions around the world must reflect the good image of the country. He said this while receiving UAE's Administrator Attache in UAE Embassy in Teheran, Jasim Belal Al Ali, to discuss the embassy's efforts to enhance cultural and commercial cooperation between the two countries.

Al Ali also went around Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage.

Medical meet

DUBAI — Experts on rheumatoid arthritis stressed the need for increased awareness and education on the disease at a recent educational summit held in Dubai. The meeting, organised by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, focused on rheumatoid arthritis treatment options and was attended by specialists in the field from throughout the world.

Dr Janet Pope, Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario-Canada, said: "It is imperative that we approach rheumatoid arthritis as a major disease crippling our society. The situation is getting worse and we need to understand that living successfully with rheumatoid arthritis begins with education."

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