National Traffic Safety Recommendations

Traffic Safety Symposium, a five-day event from May 15 to 19, 2010, was held under the slogan ‘Yes to reducing traffic accidents’. The event took place in response to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s directives in his speech in October 2009 urging all sectors of society to collaborate to tackle the root causes road traffic crashes and reduce the related death and disability toll.

The opening ceremony of the event was held at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel under the auspices of Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan and Chairman of the Scientific Research Council. Also present on the occasion were ministers, advisors, members of the Majlis A’Shura and Majlis al Dawla and other dignitaries. The Symposium brought together experts, researchers and specialists in road safety from Oman and abroad specializing in traffic safety to review all related studies. On conclusion of the symposium, Lt Gen Malik bin Sulaiman al Ma’amari, Inspector General of Police and Customs, announced the adoption of 20 recommendations to reduce road traffic crashes in Oman that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said immediately approved for implementation. The full list of recommendations, which include drafting a national traffic safety strategy for 2011-20, the establishment of a national centre of traffic statistics and road safety, promoting traffic awareness and expansion of medical and rehabilitation services, is available under Resources.

National Traffic Safety Recommendations (Download PDF)