“Qatar Shell is proud to sponsor and participate in the 30th GCC Traffic Week for four consecutive years, and we feel privileged to cooperate with the Ministry of Interior and Supreme Education Council to launch the Road Safety Educational Framework. We believe that the new Framework that will be incorporated into Qatar’s national school curriculum will help reduce road incidents involving students” added Al-Thani
Qatar Petroleum and Shell share strict road safety standards, which have produced outstanding results. In the flagship operation, Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) involving up to 52,000 people on site, 300 million kilometres driven without a significant incident were achieved.
Qatar Shell presented a specially-designed interactive exhibition stand, which was visited by thousands of children, who participated together with their families in a quiz challenge about Road Safety behaviour. The purpose of the quiz is to raise awareness on road safety through providing actual facts and figures about road incidents.
The quiz revealed some important results; 3400 people die in road incidents worldwide every day, which equals four daily crashes of Airbus A380 planes carrying 850 passengers; more than 70% of the respondents said that it was not safe to use a mobile phone while driving. On the other hand, most of the respondents did not realize the importance of using seat belts and believed that they would not sustain any serious injury in a collision at 50 km/h without a seatbelt. In fact, this has the same effect as falling from the third floor of a building.