Yel­low Pa­rade lights up Gulf Road

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A to­tal of 35,695 ac­ci­dents took place dur­ing the first half of 2016, re­sult­ing in 305 deaths, a se­nior In­te­rior Min­istry of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. How­ever, these sta­tis­tics show shows a three per­cent de­crease in fa­tal­i­ties com­pared to 314 recorded dur­ing the first nine months of 2015, Re­la­tions And Se­cu­rity Me­dia Di­rec­tor Bri­gadier Adel AlHashash said, at­tribut­ing this drop to “aware­ness ef­forts and cam­paigns.”

Hashash made his state­ments at the side­lines of a spe­cial cer­e­mony or­ga­nized by the Nowair AlKuwait ini­tia­tive un­der aus­pices of Sheikha In­ti­sar Salem Al-Ali AlSabah. In­di­cat­ing that kind­ness is at the base of the civ­i­lized world’s val­ues, Hashash stressed that the ini­tia­tive aims at spread­ing aware­ness re­gard­ing the im­por­tance of civ­i­lized man­ners on roads such as giv­ing way, as well as fol­low­ing and re­spect­ing traf­fic laws and safety reg­u­la­tions through us­ing sig­nals, leav­ing enough space ahead and deal­ing with other mo­torists with a smile.

Hashash added that all state de­part­ments are mainly con­cerned with find­ing suit­able so­lu­tions to the violence phe­nom­ena among youth in var­i­ous venues such as schools, within fam­i­lies or at var­i­ous mar­kets and shop­ping malls. In ad­di­tion, Hashash urged all mo­torists to re­spect speed lim­its, avoid driv­ing through red traf­fic lights, leave enough space, fas­ten seat belts, have kids seated in back­seats and ab­stain from us­ing mo­bile phones while driv­ing.

KUWAIT: Over 100 yel­low cars, buses and mo­tor­bikes take to Gulf Road yes­ter­day to pro­mote com­pas­sion­ate driv­ing, like fol­low­ing traf­fic rules, giv­ing way to oth­ers and be­ing con­sid­er­ate and cheer­ful on the road. The Yel­low Pa­rade, which co­in­cides with World Kind­ness Day, aims to spread val­ues of kind­ness and pos­i­tiv­ity on the road, Chair­per­son of Al-Nowair Ini­tia­tive, a co-or­ga­nizer, Sheikha In­ti­sar Salam Al-Ali Al-Sabah (seen seated in the car) said. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Yel­low ve­hi­cles par­tic­i­pate in a pa­rade dur­ing the ini­tia­tive.— Pho­tos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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