DO YOU THINK YOUNG PEOPLE TEND TO SPEED EXCESSIVELY MORE OFTEN THAN OLDER DRIVERS ON OUR ROADS? IF SO, HOW CAN THIS BE CONTROLLED?
Jamal al Hadi Director of media Youth have a tendency to drive fast. This can be controlled by taking several steps. Traffic-related education should begin at school and home. The young should be asked as to why they love speeding and at the same time be taught about the negative effects of speeding. The ROP should also spread awareness via all media channels.
Mohammed al Farsi Student Yes, young people tend to drive fast. This can be controlled by creating more awareness about the dangers of speeding. Both the authorities and parents should work together to spread the message to the youth about the dangers of speeding. One wise word of caution can save their lives.
Mohammad Zohaib Chartered accountant No law can deter the youngsters from speeding. Instead, if they are taught in schools about the negative effects of speeding like accidents, then it might help. Oman has worldclass roads which tempt many to speed. Even the older drivers speed but not as much as the youth.
Asad Butt Leasing executive
Bringing down the speed limits cannot help in deterring youngsters from speeding. There are many other ways that ROP can exercise to achieve that goal. There should be awareness sessions in schools.
Anwar Abdullah Businessman Definitely, they do. Although speed cameras are almost everywhere, I still feel further steps need to be initiated to avoid road accidents. Since, it is difficult to control their driving habits, experts can hold classes on safe driving practices.