The 31st GCC Traffic Week activities concluded at Darb Al Saai on Saturday 14 March 2015.

The events, held under the theme, ‘Your decision determines your fate’, were attended by delegates from the GCC and thousands of families and school students.

The exhibition, held on the sidelines of the events at Darb Al Saai, opened on Sunday 8 March 2015 by Director General of Public Security, Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi.

This year’s activities included different stuffs like workshops presented by Qanouf Training and Consultancies on traffic awareness along with puppet theater. The workshop was mainly targeted to school students.

GCC Traffic Week 2015 family picThe pavilion of ‘Safe Journey’, hosted by Shell Co. witnessed a massive turn out by the people. There were also Police dog shows, entertainment events and competitions held by Qatar Today TV.

Toyota Co. honoured the best drivers as part of awareness campaign organised by the company in association with the General Directorate of Traffic. The campaign will continue for the next few weeks where the company will honour 50 drivers who have not made any traffic violations throughout their driving duration.

Jaidah Automotive, together with the Traffic Department, also announced the launch of a year-long road safety campaign at the GCC Traffic Week. The campaign entitled ‘Why Risk It – Qatar’ takes on a new, fresh approach to spread road safety awareness amongst drivers and pedestrians in Qatar. With the help of three colourful characters, Gogo, Redi and Stopy, Why Risk It – Qatar aims to make Qatar’s roads safer and risk-free. Join the three characters as they embark on adventures across Qatar over the coming year, and do their best to avoid unnecessary risks and be safe on the road.

In addition, the Harley-Davidson Doha group organised a road safety awareness campaign as well called ‘Think Bike Look Twice’, which is aimed at the reducing motorbike accidents.

Traffic Week also witnessed a number of seminars on different topics. The Qatari Lawyers Association held a seminar that was powered by Eid Charity on traffic laws and insurance. A special awareness seminar was held on ‘Common Traffic Mistakes Among Communities’, which was presented by an Officer at Traffic Awareness Section, Lieutenant Abdul Wahid Al Anazi, and Dr Muhammed Kharash from Qatar University.

Director General of Traffic, Brigadier Muhammad Saad Al Kharji, expressed his pleasure and extended his gratitude to all individuals and institutions participated in the traffic week events and contributed their best for its success. He added that the activities of this year was mainly concentrated on awareness activities specially for the students and the youth as the Department aimed at planting the right traffic culture among the new generation.