Road safety experts urge drivers to change behaviour at Tristar Riyadh seminar
All the speakers at the Tristar Road Safety Seminar held on April 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reiterated that 95% of all road accidents are preventable because they are caused by human error.
The first speaker, Robert Burgon, executive head of training at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents or RoSPA, explained that drivers can avoid accidents by being focused while driving so that they don't get distracted and make the right judgements, especially at junctions and intersections.
Tristar group CEO Eugene Mayne said that to reduce road accidents and fatalities drivers should change bad habits like speeding, talking on the mobile phone and not following rules.
He added that Tristar will continue to spread road safety awareness in the Kingdom.
Tristar has been promoting road safety awareness in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for several years in collaboration with the Centre for Responsible Business of Dubai Chamber and the Traffic Department of the Roads and Transport Authority.
"I would like to thank Tristar for organizing this seminar, and creating this opportunity to share the knowledge and learn about road safety and for giving us the platform to connect and build the relations with the different organizations," said Miasem Bajowaiber, the only woman speaker at the event held at the Hyatt Regency in Riyadh.
Bajowaiber is a civil engineer with the National Road Safety Centre - KSA who has been provided the proper training by experts in road safety and has attended road safety auditing workshops organised by the World Bank.
"Cars are dangerous machines. It is important to understand the risks associated with cars so paying attention to the rules and following them is essential for avoiding road accidents," she explained.
"With having a background in civil engineering in the road safety field, it is helping me getting involved with the road infrastructure and design guidelines in order to design and regulate safer roads for our transport system," Bajowaiber added.
Tristar is a fully-integrated liquid logistics company specialising in petroleum and chemical handling and distribution. The company has an operating presence in 20 countries and territories in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.