Arabic – Behind The Wheel! – ! خلف عجلة القيادة

خلف عجلة القيادة

Arabic – Behind The Wheel! – ! خلف عجلة القيادة

أن تكون سائقًا آمِنًا

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  • أُخِذت بقراءة الكتاب، حتى إنني أعدت التفكير في ما اعتقدت أني كنت أعرفه عن السلامة على الطريق. رئيس تنفيذي لشركة بريطانية
  • تأثّرت كثيرًا بما ورد من قصص مأساوية مرعبة في الكتاب. مدير عام عماني

تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن سلطنة عمان من بين البلدان التي تشهد أعلى عدد من الحوادث المرورية والإصابات الناجمة عنها على مستوى العالم. ومع انتشار السلوكيات المتهورة في قيادة السيارات فإنه من الأهمية بمكان البدء في تغيير الثقافة السائدة في استخدام الطرق. يقدم هذا الكتاب الجديد والرائد البراهين الدالّة على أهمية التزام قواعد السلامة أثناء قيادة المركبة.

يحفل الكتاب بالعديد من القصص المؤلمة والمؤثرة مُبيِّنًا مخاطر الطريق والثمن الباهظ الذي يدفعه السائق جرّاء تقصيره. ومع تأكيد كبار المسؤولين على أهمية السلامة على الطريق، آن الأوان ليكون سائقو المركبات أكثر حذرًا في القيادة. إن هذا الكتاب القيّم؛ “أن تكون سائقًا آمنًا! خلف عجلة القيادة! سرد جديد عن السلامة على الطريق” من شأنه أن ينقذ حياة الكثيرين في أنحاء البلاد.

يفتح هذا الكتاب أعيننا على أهمية السلامة على الطريق والقيادة الآمنة، وذلك من خلال مجموعة من القصص الواقعية يسردها ضحايا الحوادث المرورية الذين يرغبون بنقل تجاربهم للآخرين ومشاركتهم الدروس والعبر لتثقيف سائقي السيارات في كل مكان في الوطن. يجدر بكل من يمسك بعجلة القيادة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب الذي لا يُقدّر بثمن ويمكنه أن ينقذ الكثيرين.

مستلهمًا الحادث المروّع الذي ألمّ بعائلة زميل لنا في العمل يسعى الكتاب إلى تشجيع القيادة الآمنة حول العالم. ويأمل الكتاب من خلال سرد قصص الحوادث المرورية والخسائر الناجمة عنها أن يلقى صداه لدى القُرّاء. إن القيادة المتهورة دائمًا لها عواقبها سواء نتجت عن الحادث إصابات أو خسائر في الأرواح أو الممتلكات أو حتى صدمات نفسية. يمنح هذا الكتاب قُرّاءه الأسباب المقنعة ليكونوا سائقين آمنين.

 يُشاد بهذا الكتاب باعتباره من أهم الكتب التي صدرت هذا العام، ويُتوقّع أن يكون له تأثير كبير.

سيكون هذا الكتاب هو الكتاب الذي تنتظره الدولة ويباركه أهم الشخصيات في المجتمع بدءًا من حضرة صاحب الجلالة السلطان قابوس بن سعيد المعظم، حفظه الله ورعاه، إلى سماحة الشيخ أحمد بن حمد الخليلي، المفتي العام للسلطنة. وبأهدافه النبيلة وطرقه الفعّالة يهدف هذا الكتاب إلى إحداث نقلة نوعية في حياة كل سائق.

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تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن سلطنة عمان من بين البلدان التي تشهد أعلى عدد من الحوادث المرورية والإصابات الناجمة عنها على مستوى العالم. ومع انتشار السلوكيات المتهورة في قيادة السيارات فإنه من الأهمية بمكان البدء في تغيير الثقافة السائدة في استخدام الطرق. يقدم هذا الكتاب الجديد والرائد البراهين الدالّة على أهمية التزام قواعد السلامة أثناء قيادة المركبة.

يحفل الكتاب بالعديد من القصص المؤلمة والمؤثرة مُبيِّنًا مخاطر الطريق والثمن الباهظ الذي يدفعه السائق جرّاء تقصيره. ومع تأكيد كبار المسؤولين على أهمية السلامة على الطريق، آن الأوان ليكون سائقو المركبات أكثر حذرًا في القيادة. إن هذا الكتاب القيّم؛ “أن تكون سائقًا آمنًا! خلف عجلة القيادة! سرد جديد عن السلامة على الطريق” من شأنه أن ينقذ حياة الكثيرين في أنحاء البلاد.

يفتح هذا الكتاب أعيننا على أهمية السلامة على الطريق والقيادة الآمنة، وذلك من خلال مجموعة من القصص الواقعية يسردها ضحايا الحوادث المرورية الذين يرغبون بنقل تجاربهم للآخرين ومشاركتهم الدروس والعبر لتثقيف سائقي السيارات في كل مكان في الوطن. يجدر بكل من يمسك بعجلة القيادة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب الذي لا يُقدّر بثمن ويمكنه أن ينقذ الكثيرين.

مستلهمًا الحادث المروّع الذي ألمّ بعائلة زميل لنا في العمل يسعى الكتاب إلى تشجيع القيادة الآمنة حول العالم. ويأمل الكتاب من خلال سرد قصص الحوادث المرورية والخسائر الناجمة عنها أن يلقى صداه لدى القُرّاء. إن القيادة المتهورة دائمًا لها عواقبها سواء نتجت عن الحادث إصابات أو خسائر في الأرواح أو الممتلكات أو حتى صدمات نفسية. يمنح هذا الكتاب قُرّاءه الأسباب المقنعة ليكونوا سائقين آمنين.

الكتاب- هل كلّه عن قيادة السيارات!

يقوم الكتاب على قصص واقعية حول الحوادث المرورية وضحاياها؛ وأثرها على حياتهم وحياة عائلاتهم من حولهم، والعبر والدروس التي يتعلّمها الآخرون من هذه القصص.

لو أن حادثًا مروريًا واحدًا أمكن تجنّبه بقراءة هذا الكتاب، فإن المقصد منه سيتحقّق!

 

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 ARABIC- Behind The Wheel! – Being The Safe Driver!

  •  Gripping read that made me rethink what I thought I knew on Road Safety Awareness! – British CEO
  • Touched my heart with such rending tragic horrifying stories – Omani GM

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest numbers of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it is time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool! Being the Safe Driver! Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country. 

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives!

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! Behind The Wheel! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

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Reckless driving linked to anxiety!

Reckless driving linked to anxiety!

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Times of Oman – By Tariq Al Haremi – Our Correspondent

If you are worried, upset, frightened, depressed or even excited, your driving skill can be impactedBy Dr. Laura DoVale

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Muscat: Motorists who drive recklessly and take unnecessary risks on the road are most likely to be anxious or depressed, according to a leading psychologist in Oman.

Dr Laura DoVale, clinical psychologist at Muscat Private Hospital, said there is a link between

reckless driving and psychological distress. “If a person cannot control his or her instincts behind the wheel, then he or she isn’t a safe driver,” she believed.

The doctor also felt that such people may use their vehicles to vent their frustration.

“Cars can be used as weapons. A lot of people use their cars to vent their frustration. While some motorists resort to speeding if they are upset, others pick a fight or race with other drivers,” said Dr DoVale.

If you are worried, upset, frightened, depressed or even excited, your driving skills can be negatively impacted, she explained.

In the first half of 2014, of the 404 people who were killed in road accidents, 236 were Omani nationals, while 168 were expatriates. Also, among those injured, 2,131 were Omanis and 701 were expatriates. In June 2014 there were 413 road accidents, resulting in the death of 64 people, which included 46 Omanis and 18 expatriates.

While motorists are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving or using a cellphone while driving, many are not aware of how extreme emotions can cause havoc on the road.

“If you have a fight with me and drive off with loud music playing in the car, it could increase your anger and you might drive recklessly. Whereas, if you are coming back from a party and you play music, you’re aiming to continue that state of joy. It can be dangerous depending on your mood,” explained Dr DoVale.

“There are several studies to show that even by talking while driving, you lose five-ten per cent of your concentration,” she added.

Dr DoVale explained that some people cannot cope with the challenges and cannot control themselves. “A prime example is tailgating a vehicle. Out of frustration, the driver will allow the tailgater to pass and then tailgate that person,” she said.

She stated that driving a vehicle gives people a feeling of power and invincibility, especially young drivers.

“Young people say: ‘I know what I’m doing’, while travelling at 200kph. This gives them the feeling of being powerful, important and feel above the rules and other people. Many do this to fulfil their ego,” said Dr DoVale.

The lack of things to do to entertain one’s self in the Sultanate, forces people to resort to driving. The car is used as a tool of enjoyment where some like to drive fast, but driving fast can lead to consequences. Music in the car also affects the way a person drives.

Learning to drive in Oman has its pros and cons. The driving instructors do their best to teach learners the basics of driving and traffic rules issued by the ROP. However, drivers are not always emotionally prepared to get behind the wheel.

Respect for drivers

“I think the one thing missing in this country is respect for drivers. It is strange that in Omani (Arab) culture, people are kind and hospitable. They sense that someone needs help and they help them. We don’t see that while driving,” she stated.

Experts have urged drivers to control their emotions while driving or seek medical help.

“If you are angry or upset because of a driving incident try to pull over and recover before setting off again,” they said.

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Young Omanis display high levels of risky driving behaviour!

Young Omanis display high levels of risky driving

behaviour: Expert

Muscat Daily – By Madhuparna Bhattacharjee

August 19, 2014

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Recent ROP figures show a decline in fatalities and injuries from road crashes, but a closer look at the statistics reveals a worrying trend – a large number of victims are young Omanis.

The ROP says that 2013 saw a 22 per cent decline in deaths in road accidents and a 13 per cent fall in injuries, compared to the previous year. However, a recent report in Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal – titled ‘Factors Contributing to Crashes among Young Drivers – says young drivers involved in road crashes remain a constant concern regardless of changes in the overall data patterns.

“It has been found that young Omani drivers reported higher levels of risky driving behaviour compared to wider international samples,” Dr Lyndel Bates, one of the researchers who worked on the report, told Muscat Daily.

Dr Bates, from the school of criminology and criminal justice of Griffith University in Australia, further said that a large-scale Oman-based study of hospitalised road crash victims found that the majority of patients were young with multiple injuries and that a significant number had resulting symptoms of acquired brain injuries.

“Young car drivers are five to ten times more likely to experience injuries as a result of road crashes  compared to drivers among the safest age group, and young males have a higher crash rate than young females,” he said.

Several factors influence the behaviour of young, novice drivers. “Social and situational factors such as socio-economic status, passengers, impairment, mobile phone use, fatigue, social group and peers affect the crash risk of novice drivers.”

Dr Bates said research can be used to assist in planning future strategies targeted at addressing this concern.

“There is only a very small amount of research concerning young drivers within Oman and the other GCC countries and there is a critical need for more research within Oman if the country is to successfully respond to the pressing issue of crash related mortality and morbidity,” he said.

Dr Bates said that while recognising the unique and cultural characteristics of young drivers within the Omani context, it is critical that effective counter-measures are adopted and implemented.

“Furthermore, if Oman is to respond rapidly to this issue, international research in managing young drivers may provide useful insights and strategies that could be quickly assimilated, adopted and implemented in the current driving environment.”

A co-researcher involved in the report, Prof Jeremy Davey from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety at Queensland University of Technology, said that in many countries, young drivers have persistently had higher crash rates than older drivers and ‘this is also the case in Oman’.

Davey said that recent data has identified a number of characteristics associated with young driver crashes including variables associated with age, gender, passenger characteristics, the time of day, speed, type of vehicle, licence status and nationality, amongst others.

“Interestingly, the presence of passengers similar in age to the young driver increases the risk of crashing,” Davey said. The gender of both, the driver and the passengers, plays an important role in the crash risk. Alcohol was also identified as a risk factor.

“Research using a sample of students and staff from a university in Oman identified that both the age of the driver and years of driving experience were related to rates of self-reported crash involvement,” he said.

The sultanate has one of the highest road crash mortality and morbidity rates in the world at 30.4 per 100,000 people compared to the global average of 19 per 100,000 people, according to World Health Organization.

 

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ROP to increase patrols during last days of Ramadan

ROP to increase patrols during last days of

Ramadan to curb accidents on Oman’s roads

Such patrols are increased every year when Ramadan nears its end and festival shopping starts

 Muscat Daily – July 16 2014.
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Keeping in mind the increased risk of accidents during Ramadan, the ROP has stepped up patrols throughout the sultanate. An official from ROP’s Directorate of Traffic said that it is especially during weekends and the days before Eid when there is an increase in traffic due to shoppers and increased police patrol is a must. “Usually, patrols are increased every year from the first day of Ramadan. However, the need for more vigil is during the last few days due to Eid shoppers.”

On other days of the month, there is little congestion on the roads as work timings for government and private offices are different. “We still have our men deployed, as people often stay up late and few could be sleepy when they drive back from their work,” he said, adding there are many Omanis with offices in Muscat trying to make it back to their wilayats in time for iftar on Thursdays. “This increases the rush on roads. Increased traffic and fatigue are factors that can lead to accidents,” he added.

The ROP has identified accident-prone areas and will accordingly deploy more personnel at these spots before Eid al Fitr when people will be shopping. “There will be more deployments especially near flyovers and roundabouts, besides highways,” he added. People have been advised not to rush during iftar. “Usually, everyone is in a hurry to reach home and break the fast with their family, but they should keep in mind that safety comes first,” the official said, urging people to take it easy.

Meanwhile, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has also issued a mandatory Ramadan Road Safety Plan for its staff and contractors to minimise risk arising due to fatigue.

A statement said, ‘Remember, during Ramadan our daily routines are altered, especially for those who fast and suffer from low blood sugar levels and dehydration.

“In addition short nights mean less sleep that can lead to fatigue, inevitable distraction and stress. Please be extra cautious while driving and follow journey management procedures, avoiding unnecessary journeys and avoid driving when tired and distracted.’

PDO recommend its staff not to commute in private vehicles but instead use SP2000 compliant buses, the guidelines state. A majority of PDO road fatalities have involved people commuting in their private vehicles.

If emergency deliveries in the afternoon are a necessity, then it must be ensured that they are made by well-rested drivers. An important instruction given is that a driver must be off duty for eight hours before he is back on duty again. Two drivers should be used to share long journeys. Each driver must be assessed for behaviour and appearance and judged if fit to drive, the guidelines said.

Muscat Daily – July 16 2014.

Will a loved one be a Ramadan road victim?

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Will a loved one be a Ramadan road victim?

A Times of Oman Article.

Times of Oman join hands with ORSA in urging all drivers to remain vigilant while driving during the Holy Month of Ramadhan

Times of Oman Editorial by Faizul Haque – Monday – June 30th 2014

Muscat: While for families across Oman this Ramadan will be a time of spiritual reflection, for some it will be tinged with grief as an annual surge in road traffic accidents claims their loved ones.

Today the Times of Oman joins hands with the Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA) to urge all drivers to have a safe and blessed Holy Month and take precautions to guard themselves and their fellow road-users.

Shaima Al Lawati, chief executive officer of ORSA, said that every year many fatal road accidents occur during Ramadan that could easily be avoided.

She said people’s daily regimen and routine is different during Ramadan, and some stay late for prayers or social obligations, while others have irregular eating style that results in a feeling of fatigue setting in.

Often it is due to lack of food intake, or because they feel full and heavy as a result of excessive eating. Both affect the driving behaviour of people and their ability to focus on the road. Therefore, those who have to be behind the wheel must take care of certain issues to avoid accidents.

“If you feel any of the signs below, then you are feeling fatigued and not fit to drive,” said Saima Al Lawati.

“You yawn frequently, your eyes feel sore or tired, you’re bored, irritable, or restless, it takes you longer to react, it’s difficult to concentrate, you don’t check your driving mirrors as frequently as required, you wander off your lane, your driving speed is inconsistent, you find yourself driving faster or slower, you brake suddenly, you miss an exit or a turn, you start ‘seeing things’, you have difficulty keeping your head up or eyes open.

Tips to stay safe
“We, at Oman Road Safety Association, share the following tips to stay safe: Don’t schedule driving trips before your usual wake-up time or after your usual bed time, have a good night’s sleep before driving, plan your trip ahead of time.”

According to data provided by the directorate general of traffic, out of 8,209 accidents in 2012, 4,328 were due to speed which resulted in 595 deaths for and 25 accidents due to fatigue which led to 37 deaths. The data also showed that Ramadan comes in one of the few months of the year when the road accidents spike.

The number of accidents in June, July and August 2012 was 771, 700 and 628. In 2013, the number of accidents came down to 7,201 which killed 905 people and injured 9,965.

Rest well for safe driving
ORSA recommends taking regular breaks when driving for long periods and when tired, pull over at a safe place and rest, if possible; drive during daylight hours, and if you feel drowsiness, postpone your trip, have a friend drive you, or take a bus, or a taxi, she said.  Shaima Al Lawati also said if people want to drive a car for a longer distance, they must have enough sleep and listen to their body clock before taking the wheel.

She said that people who have to drive for long distances should stop every two hours for at least a 15 minutes nap, and then start the journey again. If even that does not work out, they should call a friend or a family member to help them reach the destination or hire a taxi instead of taking any risk to drive in this condition.

In addition to abiding by all the traffic rules, they should remain a bit more careful on the road as other drivers would not be aware of their physical condition.

Shaima said that it has been widely noticed that people speed up their cars to reach their homes or other destinations for Iftar on time.

“We discourage this practise strictly as it is hazardous to drive fast. The best thing to do is to start well in advance.

She said that while planning a journey, people should take into account the minimum speed on the road and the likely traffic jams and not the maximum speed of their cars.

“Start well in advance and carry water or dates to breakfast if you are unable to reach your destination on time.

“This is better and safer than speeding on the roads,” said Shaima Al Lawati.

By faiz@timesofoman.com

Ensuring Sane Driving on Our Roads!

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Ensuring Sane Driving on Our Roads

Friday 20th, June 2014 / 20:07

Written by Oman Observer in Saturday

 

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By Ishmail D Mujahid — A mad driver dashes into the wrong lane after impatiently waiting for the cars in front of him to magically move out of the way. People see the madman, honk, complain, and finally shrug their shoulders when he barely misses hitting another car. This, ladies and gentleman, is a typical day in the Sharqiyah where reckless driving has been taken to new extremes. Oman’s rate of vehicular fatalities is climbing. According to some estimates, Oman has the highest rate of accidents and fatalities per 100,000 vehicles in the Arab world. A drive through places like Ibra and Sur will quickly show you why. Drivers speed without any warning and oftentimes cross in and out of lines for whatever reason comes to mind. Bumpers and broken glass are what they usually leave behind. Yet such warnings go unheeded.

Roads have been significantly improved. Police patrols have increased. Despite that, somehow, stats have not changed. There are so many deaths, people are no longer surprised. Just a week ago a young student was killed while turning into a gas station. It did not cause any sort of uproar. Nor did another accident some feet away, where a drunk driver did a hit and run, leaving a woman and her infant baby dead. A crackdown on reckless driving is a dire need. Drivers should have their vehicles confiscated after so many fines. Punishments should also be modelled after other countries in an effort to not only deter reckless driving but to also hand out effective punishments to offenders. Drivers that commit vehicular murder are routinely given light sentences like one year when they have either killed multiple people or left someone a cripple for life.

In the US, sentences of 20 years are regularly given to inebriated and reckless offenders who kill. In Saudi Arabia, the punishment is death. Such laws would work very well in the Sultanate, and make drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel. While some may feel it is a bit too much, such punishments have worked to great effect and helped people understand that a car, going a certain speed, is as lethal as any weapon. It is another hot day in the Sultanate. A simple drive to the souq reminds me of just how badly those laws are needed. A joyriding youth drives over a roundabout and nearly rams into another vehicle. A young lady’s car is hit while leaving her village, after a madman accelerated rather than slowed down while she was taking a turn. No one was injured thankfully. But those that have paid the most significant price of Oman’s bad driving habits are not hard to find.

They are all over the place. Some limp, others walk around with skin grafts, and still others are not that lucky. They’ve been confined to their beds and wheelchairs for life. Every time I leave my house, I see at least four people texting, while behind the wheel. This is but one of the many dangerous habits that are putting lives at risk and is considered to be one of the most common causes of vehicular fatalities in the country. The habit of imbibing alcohol has led to many inebriated drivers behind the wheel as well. Some go at 140 mph and straight to their deaths. The sharp increase in inebriated drivers, either on alcohol or some other intoxicants, has not led to any sort of action. No bans, no answers given to the grieving! Inebriated and texting drivers must be tackled. Despite the bleak outlook there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Authorities have shown a keen interest in spreading the message of safe driving with billboards being setup in key locations. Many hope that new roads will ease the strain on drivers by giving larger trucks their own lanes. However, a sterner stance needs to be adopted to put an end to what some feel is the most relevant issue in the country today. “This” as one driver told me, “Is Oman’s war.” Fortunately for civilians, it is a war that we all can help the country win. Let us not just leave everything to the authorities. Citizens need to start asking themselves tough questions when they get into a vehicle. More patience should be exercised on the roads. It is high time something is done before it is too late. The message of safe driving needs to get through to the aspiring youth. Psychological evaluations should also be introduced alongside the right laws to make reckless driving unthinkable

From The Oman Daily Observer – Saturday – June 21 2014.

 

The New Arabic – Behind The Wheel! Book Under Process of Publication!

 

 The New Arabic – Behind The Wheel! Book Under Process of Publication!

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ماجد السليماني

أن تكون سائقًا آمِنًا

  • أُخِذت بقراءة الكتاب، حتى إنني أعدت التفكير في ما اعتقدت أني كنت أعرفه عن السلامة على الطريق. رئيس تنفيذي لشركة بريطانية
  • تأثّرت كثيرًا بما ورد من قصص مأساوية مرعبة في الكتاب. مدير عام عماني

تشير الإحصائيات إلى أن سلطنة عمان من بين البلدان التي تشهد أعلى عدد من الحوادث المرورية والإصابات الناجمة عنها على مستوى العالم. ومع انتشار السلوكيات المتهورة في قيادة السيارات فإنه من الأهمية بمكان البدء في تغيير الثقافة السائدة في استخدام الطرق. يقدم هذا الكتاب الجديد والرائد البراهين الدالّة على أهمية التزام قواعد السلامة أثناء قيادة المركبة.

يحفل الكتاب بالعديد من القصص المؤلمة والمؤثرة مُبيِّنًا مخاطر الطريق والثمن الباهظ الذي يدفعه السائق جرّاء تقصيره. ومع تأكيد كبار المسؤولين على أهمية السلامة على الطريق، آن الأوان ليكون سائقو المركبات أكثر حذرًا في القيادة. إن هذا الكتاب القيّم؛ “أن تكون سائقًا آمنًا! خلف عجلة القيادة! سرد جديد عن السلامة على الطريق” من شأنه أن ينقذ حياة الكثيرين في أنحاء البلاد.

يفتح هذا الكتاب أعيننا على أهمية السلامة على الطريق والقيادة الآمنة، وذلك من خلال مجموعة من القصص الواقعية يسردها ضحايا الحوادث المرورية الذين يرغبون بنقل تجاربهم للآخرين ومشاركتهم الدروس والعبر لتثقيف سائقي السيارات في كل مكان في الوطن. يجدر بكل من يمسك بعجلة القيادة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب الذي لا يُقدّر بثمن ويمكنه أن ينقذ الكثيرين.

مستلهمًا الحادث المروّع الذي ألمّ بعائلة زميل لنا في العمل يسعى الكتاب إلى تشجيع القيادة الآمنة حول العالم. ويأمل الكتاب من خلال سرد قصص الحوادث المرورية والخسائر الناجمة عنها أن يلقى صداه لدى القُرّاء. إن القيادة المتهورة دائمًا لها عواقبها سواء نتجت عن الحادث إصابات أو خسائر في الأرواح أو الممتلكات أو حتى صدمات نفسية. يمنح هذا الكتاب قُرّاءه الأسباب المقنعة ليكونوا سائقين آمنين.

 

Behind The Wheel! – Being The Safe Driver! 

  • Gripping read that made me rethink what I thought I knew on Road Safety Awareness! – British CEO
  • Touched my heart with such rending tragic horrifying stories – Omani GM

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest numbers of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it is time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool! Being the Safe Driver! Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country. 

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives!

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! Behind The Wheel! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

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My Books Display in PDO Talents Day May 12, 2014

More Compliments For My Books Display in PDO Talents Day!

May 12, 2014.

Raoul Restucci

From CEO PDO Mr. Raoul Restucci

Hi Majid!

It was great to have you with us and display your incredible array your books and learning experiences. We are privileged to have so much talent with and amongst PDO.

Thank you

Take care – Raoul

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From Engineer Ahmed Al Mazrooei – GM – Majan Electricity

Dear Majid,

It is an excellent acknowledgement of your writing contribution and inspiring message to continue writing. Great scholars becomes immortal because of their books.

Wishing you all the best always!

Yours Brother Ahmed

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Safety Starts With Me!

Safety Starts With Me! Or Street Terrorism!
Watch “الحوادث في المملكة العربية السعودية.مخيف” on YouTube – الحوادث في المملكة العربية السعودية.مخيف: http://youtu.be/8tl0TNRebZMPlease visit http://www.bethesafedriver.com
Please do support my individual efforts as all this noble worthy National cause and theme is being by me just from my Pension and no support from anyone else
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Majid Al Suleimany 
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Oman reaffirms leading role in global road safety drive

Oman reaffirms leading role in global road safety drive

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Oman reaffirms leading role in global road safety drive

NEW YORK — The Sultanate has expressed its gratefulness for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon over his report that came in (Document A/360/68) that gave approval to the Sultanate’s draft resolution titled “The International Crisis of Road Safety” which aimed to improve international road safety.
This was stated by acting Charge D’affaires Amir bin Hilal al Hajri when he delivered the Sultanate’s speech before the UN general assembly.
In its address the Sultanate has expressed its pride for being the leading member state to launch an international road safety campaign at the UN general assembly.
Since the general assembly first decided to include the traffic safety in its 57th session dated May 2003, the general assembly adopted a draft resolution presented by the Sultanate in that session as per (Document A/57/L77).
With the international community highlighting the tragic events in order to raise awareness about the issue of traffic safety, the UN general assembly has adopted several resolutions aimed at boosting traffic safety.
A number of meetings were held on the ministerial level that underscored high fatality rate from traffic road accidents as well as to implement safer roads and provide technical assistance needed to ensure safe roads, Al Hajri said.
The Sultanate’s speech went on to say  road safety has become one of the most  significant issues on the agenda of the UN general assembly and the other international organisations.
The international community attaches a huge importance to multilateral cooperation in order to ward off road accidents and to limit their impact. Based on UN data nearly 1.2 million people lose their lives on the roads annually in addition to millions others who are left disabled which strains the governments’ budgets.
The Sultanate affirmed that it is making huge efforts to enhance road safety and that the National Committee for Road Safety (NCRS) which was set up by a Royal Decree is tasked with devising a comprehensive strategy aimed at curbing road accidents and rectifying their impact as well as rectifying traffic woes.
NCRS is also making efforts to meet the international standards of road safety and it has a weekly review of road accidents which is published in the local press as part of its awareness programmes in addition to a million awareness brochures distributed annually
SOURCE – THE OMAN DAILY OBSERVER – April 12th 2014

Driving in The Rain? Please Read It!

        

*** The Times of Oman Article –

Driving in The Rain? Please Read This!

Oman Motorists – Please Read This Now!

It Might Save Your Life!

By Fahad Al Ghadani – Times of Oman – 2.4.2014

*** The Times of Oman Article –

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-31925.aspx#

Some More Articles – More You Can Google Search!

http://www.savannahhyundai.com/blogs/458/savannah-hyundai-dealership-news/how-to-drive-in-a-flood/

http://www.smartdriving.co.uk/Driving/Driving_emergencies/Floods.htm

More you can Google Search. Many articles here – Driving in the rain!

 

*** The Times of Oman article –

Muscat: If the headline sounds familiar, it should. Times of Oman last Wednesday urged drivers to slow down during the rain and avoid the overflowing wadis. That very night, despite his brother’s pleadings, Salim Al Kalbani, 28, tragically risked crossing a wadi despite the downpour, a decision that claimed his life and could have killed his younger sibling, Hamad Al Kalbani, 26, too.

So today, with more rain forecast in parts of the Sultanate, we say don’t listen to us, listen to the words of a grieving Hamad, who survived narrowly after their car was swept away by the turbulent waters of Wadi Kabir in the wilayat of Ibri.

“I tried to convince him to wait till the water flow comes down. However, he believed in his vehicle’s power to cross the wadi,” said Hamad, an Ibri resident. “I decided to jump from the window as many citizens and civil defence force personnel were trying to help us after the wadi flow started sending the vehicle adrift.

“I tried to help my brother but he got trapped inside the vehicle and couldn’t survive,” said Hamad, who had a narrow escape, thanks to the help from citizens and civil defence force personnel. “I lost my brother and I feel really bad that I couldn’t stop him from crossing the wadi at first and couldn’t rescue him when the wadi washed away the car. If I can go back in time, I would stop my brother from crossing the wadi even if I had to use force,” said Hamad.

The Royal Oman Police and the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) frequently try to prevent such tragedies by sending out weather warnings, but these are often ignored by young men in their 20s. But it’s not just men driving into trouble. Each incident risks the lives not only of those unwitting or foolhardy enough to risk the weather, but also endangers those who go to their rescue.

Heroic rescue

In a heroic incident, also last Wednesday, a young man, who heard screams of a woman and her children coming from a vehicle that was being swept away by a wadi in Nizwa, decided to risk his life and tried to prevent the vehicle from drifting away in the wadi. The man was able to save the entire family from what seemed certain death.

However, residents of Nizwa urged the government to find a solution to the wadis flowing in the Souq area as they always suffer damages and casualties. The Al Dakhiliyah region witnesses heavy rains that lead to a lot of wadis overflowing and converging in front of the Souq area, causing massive flow of water that makes it difficult to cross the main road there. In response, the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance in Nizwa is trying to find a way to avoid damages like the ones that occurred due to the wadi flow in Nizwa Souq area when it had rained last.

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A reliable source at the Public Authority Civil Defence and Ambulance told Times of Oman that the authority is open to several solutions, including building a dam or finding a way to change the route of the wadi’s flow. “The Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance in Nizwa believes that the new road project connecting Farq to Tanouf will help avoid damages suffered during rains,” the source explained. He added that the project is ongoing and expected that once finished, it would result in smooth flow of traffic during rain and help normalise life.

The PACDA is still investigating a case in which a man went missing after his car fell off a cliff overlooking a wadi in the Wilayat of Dima Wa Al Tayeen. The Wilayat of Dima Wa Al Tayeen received heavy rainfall on Saturday night. Though it is not known whether the accident was connected to heavy rains witnessed in the area, onlookers speculated the weather conditions could have led to the mishap.

Residents of the wilayat told Times of Oman that it is not the first time they had witnessed such an incident. They apprehended that the wadi flow swept away the body towards Dhaiqah Wadi where all the wadis of Tayeen meet. A reliable source at PACDA told Times of Oman that the search operation is ongoing. He added that the search would cover the Dhaiqah Dam after finishing search operations in all the wadis of the Wilayat of Dima Wa Al Tayeen. Cloud development over the Governorate of Musandam and Al Batinah is expected to bring light rain to the area in the next 48 hours, according to Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation forecast.

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Witness: Restoring Hope!

 

Witness: Restoring Hope!

Al Jazeera Television.

Watch The Trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZqwGW0Irw

New Zealand’s restorative justice model brings victims, offenders and their families together to sit down and discuss the crime committed and the impact it has had on everyone involved.

While most international models focus on restitution for the victim, the Maori model employed by Mike Hinton and his team focuses on healing the psychological scars caused by crime.

It provides the opportunity for offenders to express remorse, pay any reparation, provide an apology, or offer some kind of alternative compensation for the pain they have caused. It also gives the families of victims and offenders the opportunity to have their say about the hurt they have suffered.

Restoring Hope follows Maori restorative justice facilitator Hinton as he works with five emotionally charged and often polarising criminal cases

In one incident in the beginning a person apologies to a family for his irate recklessness that caused death to their son!

Could a similar programme be run for our reckless irate drivers? Points to ponder!

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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Heftier Fines To Boost Safety on Oman Roads.

Heftier Fines To Boost Safety on Oman Roads.

By Fahad Al Mukrashi – Times of Oman – March 19, 2014.

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Muscat: Traffic fines are to be increased as the Royal Oman Police (ROP) attempts to put the brakes on the number of serious injuries and deaths on Oman’s roads.

A source told Times of Oman that amendments to the traffic law have been approved by the Council of Ministers.

The source explained that the amendments to the traffic law were aimed at enhancing road safety in the country.

The source added that new traffic law is awaiting a review by Oman’s Council.

Authorities hope that the amendments to the new traffic law would help curb the number of road accidents in Oman.

Talking about fines, the source said there has been an increase in the amount collected as traffic fines in 2013, compared to 2012.

According to the ROP figures, the number of traffic fines registered in 2012 was 3,239,953. The number of traffic fines in 2011 was approximately 2,700,000.

The maximum amount collected was for speeding, followed by fines for not wearing seat-belts, reckless driving, using cellphones while driving, wrong overtaking and, finally, driving under the influence of alcohol.

The source said that traffic fines go to the state’s treasury, and not, as many believe, to the ROP.

Safety standards

Meanwhile, Sultan Al Abri, a member of Majlis Al Shura, said this would not help in reducing accidents in Oman. Al Abri said that instead of increasing the fines, the authorities concerned should first improve the condition of many roads nationwide to ensure best safety standards.

However, Ahmed Al Khanji, a member of the board of directors, the National Committee for Road Safety, told Times of Oman that increasing traffic fines is the best solution to curb road accidents in Oman. Al Khanji explained that many countries have increased traffic fines, which has led to a remarkable decline in the number of road accidents.

“Some of the traffic fines amount to equivalent of OMR500 in some of these countries and this is something that makes drivers to be more careful on the road,” he noted, while adding, “The law does not differentiate between the poor and the rich.

“Everyone is responsible for his or her behaviour while driving on the road. Hefty fines should be imposed on those violating traffic norms in Oman.”

The Legal Committee of Majlis Al Shura also discussed on Tuesday an amendment to Article 23 of the Oman Traffic Law, which deals with the procedures of obtaining driving licences, Said Ghanim Al Muqbali, the head of the committee, told Times of Oman.

The minimum age for applying for a driving licence in Oman was raised to 18 in 2013, which was 16 earlier. Meanwhile, in order to curb the menace of heavy trucks often involved in road accidents, the ROP is planning to ask private sector companies owning heavy trucks to install tracking devices to monitor the on-road behaviour of their drivers. The ROP will also be soon using mobile weighing devices to ascertain the load being carried by trucks in order to seize any vehicles found violating the rules.

Traffic Facts in Oman

Overloaded trucks

Overloaded trucks have been found to be one of the main causes for traffic bottlenecks as they hamper smooth movement of traffic.

Besides, the ROP will intensify patrolling to check heavy trucks violating peak timing rules.

According to statistics, road accidents involving heavy trucks in Oman have claimed 45 lives and left 456 injured in 616 accidents in 2013, compared to 44 deaths and 533 injuries in 2012.

According to statistics, road accidents involving heavy trucks in Oman have claimed 45 lives and left 456 injured in 616 accidents in 2013, compared to 44 deaths and 533 injuries in 2012.

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A Taste of Patience – By Mohamed Eid Al Araimi

 

A Taste Of Patience – By Mohamed Eid Al Araimi

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After twenty years of contentious struggle with handicapped, and its healthy repercussions on both body and soul, I finally decided that its time to vent all my feelings, and make others know what does it mean for a person to find himself suddenly losing sensation in most of his body’s organs, and is no longer able to scratch his nose!

“Taste of Patience” isn’t but a desire to deduce the meaning of experiencing what happened, It is an attempt through which, I wanted to reveal my experience with handicap, and the various dimensions of illness and casualties. It is also an attempted to demonstrate that reconciliation with disability does not mean surrendering to its consequences, and yielding to its stipulations, but rather employing these consequences and conditions to enhance my new life.

“Taste of Patience” is an away to remove the whir of the questions that possess the minds of many people, whether they are relatives, who find direct questions painful, or strangers whose eyes are filled with wonder and pity for the handicapped person.

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE

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Book is being sold at The Muscat International Book Fair February 26 to March 6th 2014 with International Islamic Publishing House.

More at http://www.mdaraimi.com

 

Road Accidents Victims Personal Stories!

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Today I went shopping at Mars Hypermarket in Qorum  and I was very much saddened to see this young Omani boy hardly 25 years old with right hand dishdasha hanging loose sleeveless and I was shocked beyond belief to realise he was a young Engineering Graduate I had recruited in one of the companies I worked as a HR Consultant!

Seeing my stares at him, he told me ‘he is thankful to Allah’ because he was sitting in the back seat – but his friends sitting in the front all perished in a nasty road accident when the car from a side road failed to stop but instead hit their car. The other car was only damaged with slight to moderate injuries – but causing more damages and havoc to their small car.

This is the point I have raised many times in my Road Safety Books that you can be ‘the careful driver’ but you never know how many crazies are out there on the roads!

Imagine this young man with full high hopes ending as at a Desk job instead – and even here he was lucky!

Very sad and tragic! 

Take Care! 

Best Wishes and Regards,

 

Majid Al Suleimany

From Russia – Beautiful Video (Driving)!

  1. Oh My God!

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I’ve Never Seen Anything So Beautiful. This Video From Russia Made The Whole World Cry. A Must Watch!

In Russia, many people have whats a called a “Dash Cam” which are installed in their cars, so they can record what happens in front of them on the road. This compilation of footage recorded by those cameras will leave you in tears, and make you believe in humanity at the same time. I’ve never witnessed anything more beautiful. Please SHARE with friends and family

Enjoy!

The Most Beautiful Road Safety Video!

The Most Beautiful Road Safety Video!

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Enjoy!

Behind The Wheel! Now Also Published Amazon

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Behind The Wheel! Now Also Published Amazon

Previous India published (quality issues)

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Go here to order – also available eBook on Kindle

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

February 12th 2014.

My Oman FM Radio Live Interview!

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE AUDIO WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILY!

My Oman FM Radio Interview!

http://myownmajid.com/2014/02/08/my-own-fm-radio-interview/

Majid FM Talk

 Go here – you will find the link inside! Double click to save or run the audio (60 minutes). Tell me what you think!

Please listen with your children family – embedding reading habits in our children! 

Thanks,

Best Regards 

Majid Al Suleimany

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