Muscat: A nation-wide Child Car Seat Campaign was launched on Thursday at the Traffic Safety Institute in Muscat, to ensure road safety of children in the Sultanate.
Shell Development Oman, Shell Oman Marketing, Petroleum Development Oman and Oman LNG have collaborated with Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA) for this drive, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their commitment and responsibilities to the campaign.
"We have been working on raising awareness of the importance of child car seats and making it obligatory in the Sultanate for about 18 months. Today I am extremely happy to finally seeing it happen," said Ali Al Barwani, CEO of ORSA.
"We are incredibly grateful for the support of our energy partners. By bringing the best minds together, we can influence behaviour and change the driving culture in Oman to protect our children, making our roads safer for future generations," Al Barwani added.
An executive committee composed of representatives from each company will work closely with ORSA to raise awareness on the importance of the use of child seats, to ensure that they are a driving force in enhancing the safety of children from injuries and fatalities on the roads, in line with government's efforts and recently passed legislation.