The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) and the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) have launched a traffic safety campaign, to reduce the number of accidents that cause disability.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, the SCTNH president and chairman of the DAC board of directors, said that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched the initiative.
Prince Sultan said the campaign is aimed at citizens. “Citizens are responsible before God for their deeds, especially toward their children. They must not allow their children to sit on their laps while driving a car, even when secured with a seat belt. Children should have special seats in a car,” he said.
He said that young men who speed are most likely to cause loss of life, and that the campaign would try to raise awareness about disabilities caused by accidents.
The second phase of the initiative, under the slogan Allah Yateek Khairha (May Allah Give You His Goodnesss), is about to be launched throughout the Kingdom. Waleed Al-Hemaidi, the SCTNH’s vice president for provincial affairs, signed the agreement with Awad bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, the DCA’s secretary general.
The SCTH will first raise the initiative among its employees, then provincial governors and tourism development councils in the provinces. This includes tourism facilities that have over 230,000 hotel rooms including furnished apartments, festivals and social media.