As part of its efforts to spread vehicle safety awareness in local communities, Oman Oil Marketing Company recently brought its Road Safety Awareness Village to Buraimi at Lulu Hypermarket, under the patronage of Sheikh Saleh Dhiyab al Rabiey, the Wali of Buraimi.
The latest addition of the initiative, themed ‘Safe Drive Save Lives’, saw the participation of over 500 children and their families, educating them on the values of road safety with a fun and engaging programme of events, a press release said.
Mohamed al Mujaini, senior manager, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, Technical and Sustainable Development of Oman Oil Marketing Company, said, “This initiative is part of our partnership with the ROP to enrich Oman’s driving safety culture and reduce the number of accidents reported on Oman’s roads. It is important to protect children from road-related harm, and also educate them from a young age so that they understand the importance of safety when they themselves become drivers. Using a range of fun interactive activities, our Road Safety Awareness Village is a great way for the company to engage with the community on such a crucial matter.”
Children were able to drive their own vehicles around a track within the village and earn an Oman Oil Marketing Company road safety village driving licence.
They were also taught the importance of wearing seat belts, child seats, traffic lights, the risks of speeding, safe driving skills and more.