Under the slogan "Your choice determines your destiny."
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the United Arab Emirates celebrates the 32nd Gulf Traffic Week, which kicks off next Sunday morning nationwide and in the Gulf countries, under the slogan "Your Choice Determines Your Destiny."
On this occasion, multiple events will take place at the countrywide level and will be attended by a number of sheikhs, senior officials and officers, as well as delegated officers from the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States and entities taking part in the week's activities across the UAE.
Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination at the Ministry of Interior, said that the Traffic Week aims to raise the community members’ awareness about the dangers of traffic accidents. It also aims to urge community members and institutions to cooperate with the traffic police in order to reduce traffic accidents that have become a great security concern for our society and the leading cause of death in the UAE.
He said: “Achieving traffic awareness is a responsibility that needs to be assumed by all institutions and sectors across the country; as such, schools, parents, businessmen, companies, laborers, drivers and all other bodies should be engaged in promoting traffic safety.” Additionally, he noted that the traffic week will include various events that serve the goals of its slogan, notably lectures, seminars and competitions for the benefit of all segments of society. The traffic and patrols departments will carry out awareness campaigns all over the country, and will also distribute posters and leaflets that promote the slogan.
He stressed the importance of cooperation amongst community members to reduce traffic accidents. “Traffic safety is a collective effort and responsibility. “Reducing the implications and impacts of road accidents requires commitment not only from security authorities and traffic departments, but also from individuals, private sector institutions and transport authorities,” he added.
The Director General of the Traffic Coordination General Directorate at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), met in his office with officers and non-commissioned officers from the various traffic and patrols departments in the UAE, who will be delegated to participate in the Traffic Week events in the GCC countries. The meeting was attended by Lt. Colonel Ali Saeed Al Shehhi, Head of the Strategy and Performance Development Section, and a number of officers from the Traffic Coordination General Directorate.
Brigadier Al Zaabi urged the delegated officers and non-commissioned officers, to contribute positively to the Traffic Week celebrations in the GCC countries, and to represent the UAE in an honorable manner. He also called upon them to be worthy of the trust bestowed upon them by the UAE and to reflect a bright image of the tasks and duties undertaken by police officers; particularly the UAE police officers, wishing them the success in the task entrusted to them.
Moreover, female students of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) launched the hashtag #Your_Choice_Determines_Your_Destiny across social media, to enhance the public’s participation in the traffic awareness programs, to disseminate and instill the traffic culture and increase compliance with traffic laws.
Brigadier Khalifa Al Khaiaili, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, Chairman of the Committee organizing the 32nd traffic Week, praised the societal initiative launched by the HCT students.
Brigadier Al Khaiaili said that the hashtag "Your_Choice_Determines_Your_Destiny" sends out an awareness message in a new vision and ideas and provides members of the public to participate positively in the efforts exerted to spread traffic awareness amongst all segments of society.
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