Variety of deaths declines in Sealine space throughout tenting season


Sealine area deaths decreased during camping season

June 29, 2021 – 8:28 am

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Doha: Traffic statistics have shown a decrease in the total number of deaths in the Sealine area, due to a plan implemented last year by the Directorate-General for Transport in collaboration with several government and private agencies.

Only one fatality was reported this year, compared to six deaths in 2020, while the total number of serious injuries fell by 21 compared to 46 injuries in the 2020 camping season.

The total number of serious injury accidents was 19 in 2021, compared to 31 reported in 2020.

34 inspection campaigns were carried out in motorcycle rental shops. Many stores have closed for traffic safety violations.

This is done as part of the Ministry of Interior’s efforts to increase the level of road safety, reduce accidents at campsites, apply the laws, offer services and facilitate the traffic of vehicles and increase traffic awareness among the events and campground visitors.

These statistics show how the General Directorate of Transport, through the appointed Sealine Committee for the 2020-2021 camping season, has addressed the serious problem of road accidents in the Sealine area. The work of the committee extended from October 14, 2020 to May 21, 2021.

Director of the Southern Transportation Department, Lt. Colonel Sheikh Mohamed bin Jassim Al Thani

“The decrease in deaths came despite the increase in camping time, increased activity in the area, and increased numbers of vehicles and visitors. According to statistics, the average number of vehicles entering the Sealine area over the weekend reached 23,845. Among these vehicles were 7,045 on Thursdays, 10,650 on Fridays and 6,150 on Saturdays, ”said Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Mohamed bin Jassim Al Thani, Director of the Southern Transportation Department.

Statistics show that the General Traffic Department responded to 845 reports from the Sealine area during the 2020-2021 camping season, an increase of 7 percent over the 2019-2020 camping season.

Lt. Col. Mohamed bin Jassim said the decrease in the death rate and serious injuries was due to a number of technical measures, such as the rehabilitation of the Sealine entrance and exit and the installation of beacons.

The ministry put speed limits on Sealine Road and also coordinated with Qatar Petroleum to fix some imperfections on the sides of the road.

All motorcycle shops are also required to comply with road safety regulations, and all motorcycle rental companies are required to keep license plates. Several awareness-raising measures have also been implemented in cooperation with many authorities.

Lt. Col. Sheikh Mohamed bin Jassim Al Thani, director of the Southern Transportation Department, noted that drones have been used to monitor violations, record requests for vehicles, photograph technical procedures in the area, and monitor gatherings and events in the Sealine and area Al Udeid area.

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