DOHA: Qatar yesterday launched a new curriculum to teach road safety in Independent schools.
Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi launched the ‘road safety educational curriculum’ at a function at Al Rahsad Ideal Independent School for Boys.
The curriculum was launched as result of a joint initiative by the National Road Safety Committee and the Supreme Education Council, said Al Khulaifi.
It include topics to raise awareness among children not only about traffic safety, but also other issues related to general safety as well as the danger of drugs, he said speaking to reporters.
The ‘road safety educational curriculum’ will be introduced at Independent schools as part of the 30th GCC Traffic Week which is held under the theme, ‘Your Safety Is Our Goal.’
Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji, Director of Traffic Department, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee, said that the curriculum would help younger generation to be safe on roads and prevent accidents.
“I am confident that we will have a generation well informed and aware of the traffic rules and safety.
“High speed and cutting off the road are causing many traffic accidents that lead to deaths.”
Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Al Maliki, the Secretary of National Road Safety Committee further explained the curriculum was launched as part of the their collaboration with national institutions to create awareness about road safety.