Three days, Sultan Qaboos school was the safest place in Salalah-Dhofar. Today the exhibition of Traffic Safety comes to an end. Children, families, individuals, students of all schools of Dhofar could find lots of information about road safety, about traffic awareness, about the implications of accidents and about new technologies and techniques used to rescue accident victims. Several miniature traffic safety villages for children to educate them about road safety matters were on display. First aid training sessions for children were conducted by staff nurses of local hospitals. Even a Civil Defence helicopter performed at the venue ground the rescue of a road accident victim. The twenty one governmental and twenty three private participants shared one big message namely to keep the roads safe. In terms of scheduled events and participants it was the largest exhibition of this kind in Salalah.
Khalid al-Shabibi, also known as the ‘campaign cyclist’ uses his bike for his campaigns on road safety. In 2010 he crisscrossed the GCC region to mark the Sultanate’s 40th National Day. During this tour he was not only an ambassador for Oman, he also spread the message of awareness around road safety, energy and environmental conservation. For the same reason in 2011, he undertook a bicycle excursion from Buraimi to Muscat. For Khalid road safety is the responsibility of every one. Wearing the safe belt, not using the phone during driving, not throwing objects out of the window are just a few examples to keep the roads safe.
At the Community Service Center of the Dhofar University visitors could see the results of workshops of students of Graphic Designs and Engineering around road safety and the implications of accidents. Also booklets around the awareness of road safety for youngsters were designed during these workshops.
At the stand of the Public Prosecution for example visitors could ask questions about procedures to follow by complaints. Nearby road signs were on display.