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Taqah: Participation in the Traffic Safety Competition


The Consumer Protection Department in Salalah, has recently participated in the Traffic Safety Competition 2017, under the motto: “Safe driving is an evidence of your awareness”.


The participation of the department was through a special corner on traffic safety, relating to used tires, which included samples of authentic and fake spare parts such as brake pads for its’ direct effect on the increase in road traffic accidents. The corner also included awareness videos aimed at the used and counterfeit tires, and included a display of the most important seizures conducted by PACP in this field. The participation included an introduction of decision No. 257/ 2015 stipulating a ban of selling and dealing with used tires, in addition to the distribution of PACP awareness printed materials regarding tires.


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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