The General Directorate of Traffic, represented by the Investigations Department of the Patrols and Traffic Investigation Section, has launched a traffic inspection campaign to curb traffic violations and wrong traffic behaviours, as well as to enhance security and safety requirements on the roads.
First Lieutenant Saad Talal Al Rumaihi said the department is taking action against severe traffic violations and has seized tens of vehicle. He said that this campaign is in the framework of the department’s efforts to achieve the highest levels of traffic safety and reduce traffic accidents, deaths and severe injuries resulting from them.
Al Rumaihi said that the General Traffic Department used to organise this campaign annually during the holy month of Ramadan to control traffic violations, indicating that the campaign will continue until the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
He said that the campaign particularly focuses on some traffic violations, including vehicles making loud noises, especially in residential areas, speed violations, reckless driving, and drifting.
Al Rumaihi said that the legal procedures will be adopted against the violators. He stressed that the General Directorate of Traffic works around the clock to receive complaints from the public, calling on everyone to communicate with the department through communication numbers and immediately report any wrong traffic behaviour. He said that the traffic patrols are spread in all internal and external roads to control traffic, with a focus on areas with more complaints.
Al Rumaihi called on the drivers to abide by the traffic rules, and not to endanger their lives and the lives of others, stressing the importance of safe driving, indicating that traffic patrols are deployed in all regions of the country to reduce traffic violations and provide support to drivers in emergency situations.