Traffic Accidents

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Ramadan, the much-awaited month in the Muslim calendar, symbolises a change of lifestyle and alters the social system of the Sultanate. The daily routine changes drastically, and the atmosphere is instilled with peace and prayers. However, our driving habits remain as reckless as before leading to many avoidable tragedies. According to ROP statistics, the traffic accidents are always on the increase during the holy monRamadan, the much-awaited month in the Muslim calendar, symbolises a change of lifestyle and alters the social system of the Sultanate. The daily routine changes drastically, and the atmosphere is instilled with peace and prayers. However, our driving habits remain as reckless as before leading to many avoidable tragedies. According to ROP statistics, the traffic accidents are always on the increase during the holy month. Last year, Royal Oman Police statistics indicate that 283 traffic accidents occurred during the first half of Ramadan resulting in the death of 25 people and injuring 679 others. Whereas in year 2009, there were 253 accidents during the first half of …

th. Last year, Royal Oman Police statistics indicate that 283 traffic accidents occurred during the first half of Ramadan resulting in the death of 25 people and injuring 679 others. Whereas in year 2009, there were 253 accidents during the first half of …

The ROP has cautioned homemakers and motorists to exercise extra caution during the month of Ramadan to prevent accidents due to fatigue and lack of concentration. “Since Ramadan changes pattern of daily life, the General Administration of Civil Defence has urged homemakers to take extra care while cooking to prevent fires and other accidents in the kitchen. “Care must be taken while handling electrical equipment, gas cylinders, sharp tools and oils. Cooking tools should be kept away from the reach of children,” an ROP official said. According to statistics from the General Directorate of Traffic, 621 car accidents in...
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