‘Back to School’: MoI departments ready to ensure safety and security for new academic year

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The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that all preparations for the new academic year, which starts next week, have been completed.

All concerned departments of the MoI have taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety and security requirements in schools and educational buildings and other works to enable all road users to reach their destinations easily.

Major Naif bin Faleh Al Thani, Director of Al Fazaa Police Department, said that the Department has security plans to receive the new academic year aimed at intensifying the presence of Al Fazaa police patrols near schools to facilitate movement in the streets around and in front of schools.

He pointed out that the Department cooperates with the General Directorate of Traffic and Lekhwiya force to work to ease traffic jam around schools, and facilitate movement in the streets when students enter and exit.

He also called on parents to drop their children early and take into account the change of traffic on some roads and streets as a result of closures, so going out early ensures the driver to arrive on time without any psychological pressure.

Major Naif called on motorists to cooperate with police and other road users and to abide strictly by traffic regulations and rules in terms of adherence to the right path and not to overtake from the right and avoid the wrong parking of all kinds, especially near schools.

Colonel Mohamed Radi Al Hajri, Director of Traffic Awareness Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, confirmed that all preparations of the department have been completed through an integrated plan, that includes providing educational guidance to students, in addition to the role of the Department of Patrols and Traffic Investigation at the General Directorate of Traffic in spreading traffic patrols in the roads leading to schools and intersections to facilitate movement in the streets.

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“The ‘Back to School’ campaign organised by the Traffic Awareness Department covers all areas of the country and includes all categories of school students, to urge them to adhere to the values of traffic safety through the distribution of gifts and guidebooks, especially for the primary and pre-school levels, where these booklets contain educational content appropriate for their ages,” Al Hajri said.

He said that the General Directorate of Traffic is also keen to guide some students to play a leading role in introducing their fellow students to these rules, and remind parents of some of the conditions of traffic safety, including the obligation to fasten the seat belt and other safety measures.Courtesy:The Peninsula