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Mowasalat and Qatar University: Changing the Traffic Safety Culture in Qatar

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Mowasalat (Karwa), represented by a team from Karwa Driving School (KDS) recently participated in a research study by Qatar University, aimed at identifying personal attributes of professional drivers in Qatar which could influence a high likelihood for risky driving behaviours. 

Final result of the study revealed that risky driving behaviour can be attributed to transportation mode, origin and years of driving experience, and personal attitude. More risky driving was noticeable in school zones, which in turn necessitated more safety hazards and training programmes for drivers.

The study was conducted by Qatar University on non-professional and professional drivers to analyse the traffic safety culture of drivers in Qatar, with help from the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS), and from Karwa Driving School. A survey was made among driver trainees of different nationalities, taking in consideration personal attributes, attitude and driving skills.

Mowasala Chairmant, Engineer Dr Saad bin Ahmed Al Mohannadi, said that with FIFA 2022 fast approaching, the road design and structure in Qatar is also changing to enhance traffic safety and reduce traffic congestion and causalities, and through implementation of sustainable road and transportation network. He also said that they continue to educate drivers on the concept of traffic safety, giving trainings to improve driving skills and behaviours for professional drivers. The driving licenses training programme offered by KDS, he said, will be reflected on the public roads of Qatar.

Visit mowasalat.com for updates and more information about their driver training programme.  

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