An important warning from Sharjah Police to parents

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

The Sharjah Police General Command cautioned parents about the perils of engaging unlicensed drivers to transport their children to and from schools. This practice poses significant risks to the lives of their children, as these drivers are unaware of the safety protocols mandated by the competent authorities, thereby jeopardizing the safety of the children.

Following the receipt of a report this afternoon, it was discovered that a child had died inside a car in one of the areas of the Emirate of Sharjah. After investigating the incident, it was determined that one of the parents, who is of Asian nationality, had hired a female driver to transport their children to school. When they arrived, everyone exited the vehicle except for a 7-year-old child. The driver parked the vehicle adjacent to the school and secured it without verifying its vacancy. Accompanied by her spouse, she discovered the lifeless body of the child inside the vehicle as the students were departing.

The Sharjah Police General Command urges parents to utilize the designated school buses for transporting their children. These buses are equipped with comprehensive security and safety measures and are under constant surveillance by the relevant authorities. Alternatively, the guardian personally brings his children to school, demonstrating a strong commitment to ensuring their well-being and ensuring the highest standards of safety.

Furthermore, as part of its ongoing awareness campaigns, the Ministry of Interior has issued a warning to drivers emphasizing the need of complying with road traffic regulations. This is in line with their proactive and educational initiatives aimed at preventing traffic accidents and minimizing associated hazards.

In May, she took part in the Arab Traffic Week celebration, which focused on the theme "With our awareness, we arrive safe." This event is recognized for its significant role in promoting traffic safety and serves as a reminder of essential traffic regulations and prerequisites. Each year, a specific topic is chosen as the main slogan to facilitate the development of effective solutions. The issues associated with ensuring road safety and minimizing the incidence of traffic accidents.

The Ministry initiated a nationwide campaign called "A Day Without Accidents"last year, as part of its educational efforts. August 28 has been designated as a day to increase awareness of traffic safety and promote a national day without accidents. This initiative involves the active participation and cooperation of the local community, including institutions and individuals, and serves as a fundamental educational tool to emphasize the significance of traffic safety.

"A Day Without Accidents" is a traffic initiative that is part of the awareness plans carried out by the Ministry of the Interior and the General Police Commands. This initiative is implemented by the Traffic Departments and Directorates, and is supervised by the General Administration for Traffic Coordination in the Ministry of the Interior. The purpose of this day is to serve as a reminder of the traffic regulations, guidelines, and legislation that are in place to ensure safety and protection. The topic of discussion is roads and the individuals that utilize them.

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