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Education, training significantly impact traffic behaviour
October 30, 2017
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ABU DHABI: “The Impact of Education and Training on Traffic Behaviour” will be the key discussion of the International Road Safety Congress, which the UAE will host on Nov.1 and 2, in Abu Dhabi.

Organised by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society, ETSS, in partnership with the Arab Organisation for Traffic Safety, the International Road Safety Organisation and the World Health Organisation, the two-day road safety meeting will assemble a line-up of local, regional and world safety experts to assess traffic education curricula and non-curricula activities in schools.

It will also discuss international practices and experiments in this field, as well as to review the outcome of traffic education curricula and its role in developing student attitudes.

Negative behaviour that can be readjusted through the educational system, and the role of concerned educational and traffic institutions in improving traffic education curricula based on analysis and studies, will be high on the Congress agenda.

Dr Nasser Saif Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Congress Scientific Committee, said schools are considered a protective shield that helps students to acquire the necessary knowledge on traffic issues and their problems, and translate them in their mind and soul, so they will be reflected in their daily behaviour.

“The Congress seeks to reaffirm the importance of individual behaviour among road users (driver, pedestrians, passenger) in the community, by using the same attitude based on respecting the rules, the systems and traffic instructions, and highlighting the role of educational institutions in consolidating traffic education among students by developing their skills towards the right traffic behaviour,’’ he stated.

The event will also shed light on successful international models and initiatives, by teaching road safety in educational institutions, exchanging expertise, as well as theoretical and practical experiments in teaching traffic education. Retired Brigadier Hassan Ahmed Al Hosani, Secretary-General of the ETSS, said more than 300 traffic experts, safety experts, strategists, researchers and specialists, as well as representatives of local and international organisations from 26 countries, including Australia, Europe, the US and the Arab world, will participate in the meeting.

A total of 26 research papers will also be presented during the conference.

In July 2017, the UAE introduced new traffic regulations aiming to protect the lives of road users and reduce traffic casualties from some 6/100,000 people to 3/100,000, as per the UAE Vision 2021.


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