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Proceedings of the 24th World International Traffic Medicine Association Congress, Qatar 2015
  • ISSN: 2223-0440
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Abstract

Traffic has become essential to our daily life. It is necessary to handle it properly by means of prediction, planning and management. This is especially true for the rapid development of road networks in the country and the exponential increase in the number of drivers, vehicles and the related industry development. In recent years, traffic safety, as well as the prevention and treatment of accident injuries have received more attention. In parallel traffic medicine also has appeared as an advanced practical medical concept. This paper aims to discuss the importance of awareness-raising and education as well as the development of the presentation of the methods of promoting the protection culture to avoid traffic accidents and achieve road safety, first aid and medical treatment. These elements, in turn, lead to the reduction of fatalities and injuries in road traffic crashes and disabilities induced by traffic accidents in the world, as well as the related effects, be they economic or psychological, with a view to improving health and safety standards for road users and achieving a better life quality. Unprecedented breakthroughs, challenges and changes pervade modern society and cover all aspects of life. We also witness momentous advances in knowledge, rapid communication and constant technological progress. Nothing is constant; everything surrounding us is changing and developing, a far-reaching fact covering all road elements. This paper, therefore, aims to explore many related issues: • Vehicle driver: All health and cultural aspects • Vehicle: Safety measures and methods, and the way to benefit from vehicle technological advances • Road: The minimum construction standards and use that should be guaranteed for security and safety • Laws and the State: Traffic control, clarity of laws and measures and the role of the State. • Traffic Medicine: Definition, merits and demerits as well as the importance of the officers in charge • Society: Road environment including all related contents This study identifies the significant role of the leadership in educational and social institutions and civil society for the promotion of traffic and safety culture, highlighting the role it plays in the security of the community. It is necessary to find some simple scientific means to achieve security and safety as well as to monitor the relevant strengths and weaknesses and their effects on road safety. The paper also addresses the significance of diversifying the methods of promoting this culture according to the categories of audiences. It presents the various ways of implementing recommendations, including, but not limited to, the implementation of community awarenessraising programs on traffic safety, the implementation of special training programs on traffic safety and the provision of world-class development programs in road safety engineering and road users' behaviors. It also includes the prevention of injuries, first aid programs, establishment of related student clubs in universities, enhancement of traffic medicine awareness among many other projects and programs drawing on intensifying awareness about traffic safety and medicine. Awareness-raising, culture and education constitute significant means that allow governmental bodies to handle the modern innovations positively and employ them for the development of countries and communities, with a view to deriving more and more benefits for public welfare and reducing any negative effects to reasonable limits.

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