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School buses in Qatar to have cameras to record safe distance violations

Qatar’s Traffic Department has come up with an innovative initiative to make sure vehicles are keeping safe distance with school buses.

As per the new plan, school buses will be equipped with cameras that will register violations against vehicles that do not keep proper distance with school buses.

“For the first time in Qatar, a school bus will be exhibited at Darb Al Saai during the 34th traffic week starting this evening. The bus is equipped with camera that can register violation for not keeping safe distance with school buses,” Major Jabir Muhammad Odhaiba, Assistant Director of Traffic Awareness Department told The Peninsula.

About when the department will launch the camera-equipped bus, he said: “Now we are waiting for feedback from other concerned authorities regarding this innovative idea.”

The 34th traffic week will last till March 24, and will be open to the public in two shifts from 8to 12 noon and evening from 4pm to 9pm.

More than 60 entities are participating in the event to take part in awareness programs that will be held as part of the traffic week.

Published on 19 March 2018