Police to help students involved in accidents reach exam centers
The announcement was made here by Col. Ali Aldubekhi, director of Riyadh Traffic Department (RTD), as the final exams in Saudi public schools and universities start Sunday.
He said the RTD will deploy a number of police patrols and secret police to regulate traffic and attend to the victims in the event of a traffic accident.
Aldubekhi noted that his men will be stationed on the main roads, major squares and intersections leading to educational institutions to check traffic congestion.
Trucks will be barred from entry to areas where a school or university is located and drifters will also be monitored during the exam days. Aldubekhi appealed to parents to keep a watch on their children.
“The patrolling tasks in the early morning include regulating traffic on the main roads including King Fahd Road, King Abdullah Road and Khuraish,” the official said, adding that his department would immediately attend to accidents and remove any vehicle obstructing the traffic flow.
The team will prohibit big trucks on these routes before the tests and during peak hours, he added. Men in uniform and secret traffic officers will monitor sites where some students may practice drifting in order to prevent such negative practices.
The command and control traffic center will monitor the traffic, and deliver all traffic reports to the teams in the field, to direct traffic to the nearest patrol site.
He advised those facing traffic problems or being involved in an accident while driving students to school to signal to the traffic police to send them field teams to attend to the accident.
The RTD’s head noted that all field teams have been directed to facilitate anyone with students on board. In case of an accident, the traffic policeman will provide a vehicle to take those students to their schools. The patrol vehicle could also be used in the absence of transport at the accident site, he added.