Qatari officials will place cameras to catch violations
You may have seen it on more than one occasion on Doha’s roads, where school buses are followed closely by vehicles in an attempt to overtake them.
It could often lead to accidents or close calls, affecting the safety of children in the buses.
However, the authorities are planning to clamp down on this practice by placing cameras inside school buses, reports The Peninsula.
Soon, vehicles not keeping safe distance with school buses will be automatically registered for a violation.
“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, the Assistant Director of Traffic Awareness Department, was quoted as saying by The Peninsula.
Asked when the plan would be put into place, he said they were waiting for feedback from other concerned authorities regarding the 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 will participate in the event to take part in awareness programs that will be held as part of the traffic week.