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The Consumer Protection traffic safety committee stresses the impact of the awareness campaigns

25/05/2017

The traffic safety committee, PACP, headed by Mr. Ahmed Said Al Busaidi, Acting D. G. of Administration and Finance, recently held its meeting to discuss several points on its agenda

 

including setting a timed business plan to continue the awareness and guidance campaigns, with particular focus on vehicle recalls and the consumers’ response in general, and the important elements to ensure the safety of the vehicles and the road users, the production of educational audiovisual materials to enhance the importance of such recalls, stimulate the social media programme to disseminate the culture of traffic safety and its importance for the individuals and communities, organize various competitions aiming to promote the awareness of the traffic safety and the important role of the vehicle recalls to reduce traffic accidents, in addition to studies and surveys to measure the awareness level of such recalls and its importance and other programmes in cooperation with several public and private organizations by PACP mechanical engin

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 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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