Thursday, 19 September 2019 11:29 GMT

Qatar- Ministry suggests traffic diversions only at night

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Traffic diversions should be done only at night to help curb accidents, says the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

And roundabouts should have as many lanes as the roads connecting to them. For example, if a three-lane road is connecting to a roundabout, there should be three lanes around the roundabout, the ministry said.

It called on authorities to build pedestrian flyovers or foot over-bridges to avoid mishaps. The ministry has made these recommendations as part of a study titled 'Traffic Accidents in 2014'.

The ministry said the study aimed to suggest to the government ways to curb accidents and improve road safety.

It said the curriculum and equipment of the driving schools should be fully controlled and monitored by authorities. There is also the need to raise awareness among trainers. And road designers must be told about accidents happening on particular roads.

The ministry also asked the Meteorology Department to inform motorists through SMS in case there are weather changes likely to affect visibility and driving. The local media has been urged to raise awareness about road safety. The ministry also called for the setting up of a road research institute.

Qatar- Ministry suggests traffic diversions only at night

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