Omani taxi drivers get tips on road safety

A group of Omani taxi drivers has completed a training programme at the Traffic Safety Institute as part of a national campaign by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) to promote road safety.

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Published: Sun 22 Apr 2012, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 1:53 PM

The 200 drivers attended a six-month course during which they received training on defensive driving and safety rules, regulations and precautions. They were presented with certificates at a ceremony at the institute by Transport Under-secretary Salim bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi.

Lieutenant-colonel Said bin Hamoud Al Rawahi, Director of the institute, in a speech, outlined efforts made by ROP to limit traffic accidents and to enhance safety awareness among the different segments of the society.

The total number of trainees attending safety courses at the institute since its inception in January 2006 has now reached 6,680, including 453 taxi drivers.

Road accidents

Thirty-one people died on Oman’s roads last week, according to the latest weekly bulletin issued by the Royal Oman Police (ROP). A further 215 suffered injuries in 156 traffic incidents reported from the different governorates during the week.

The largest number of fatalities —eight — was reported from Dhofar.

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