‘Thank You’ initiative implemented
The Director of Traffic Culture, Salah Shahab said that the back-toschool is an opportunity for the General Directorate of Traffic to enhance awareness among students and parents. He said that the department launched the “Safe Return” initiative to ensure the safety of students from traffic accidents.
He said that the “Thank You” initiative continues through the campaign to encourage drivers to follow the rules near schools. The initiative is backed by Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), through providing Sadeem Fuelling Cards for drivers and honouring innovative students.
He said that during the current academic year, a new traffic curriculum “Traffic Culture” would be taught for secondary school students to tackle current traffic challenges. He said that the directorate had held meetings and lectures for parents, school guards, community police personnel and bus drivers to promote traffic safety near schools.