Muscat: Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA) has suggested including the mandatory use of child seats/seat belts in the rear seat, helmet for cyclists and introduction of a points-based system for offenders in the upcoming traffic law.
ORSA members attended a meeting convened by the Legislative and Legal Committee of the Shura Council to discuss the draft amendments to the traffic law.
"The legislation must keep pace with the rapid developments that occur in the community," ORSA member said.
The attendees discussed the traffic law amendments that were suggested. They expressed their views and discussed all aspects of the law referred by the government to the Council.
Thanks to Shura
Amor Al Matani, Oman Road Safety Association's Board Member, said, "We thank the Shura Council for hosting us and listening to our proposals. We commend the involvement of civil society, especially the Association, in drafting legislation.
"We seek to keep up with legislation and penalties especially in light of the developments in technology. It is time to put an end to loss of innocent lives due to recklessness, flexible legislation and poor implementation of some clauses of law."
The meeting was chaired by Said bin Ghanem Al Muqbali in the presence of their excellencies, the members of the committee.
Amor bin Nasser Al Matani, a Board Member of the Association, and Shaima bint Murtadha Al Lawati, Chief Executive Officer of the Association, attended the meeting as representatives of the Oman Road Safety Association.