Speakers emphasise on better driving practices
All the speakers at the Tristar Road Safety Seminar held on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reiterated that 95% of all road accidents are preventable because they are caused by human errors.
The first speaker, Robert Burgon, Executive Head of Training at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents or RoSPA, explained that drivers can avoid accidents by being focused while driving so that they don't get distracted and make the right judgements specially at junctions and intersections.
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne said that to reduce road accidents and fatalities drivers should change bad habits like speeding, talking on the mobile phone and not following rules.
Mr Mayne added that Tristar will continue to spread road safety awareness in the Kingdom.
Tristar has been promoting road safety awareness in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for several years in collaboration with the Center for Responsible Business of Dubai Chamber and the Traffic Department of the Roads and Transport Authority.
Said Ms Miasem Bajowaiber, the only woman speaker at the event: "I would like to thank Tristar for organizing this seminar, and creating this opportunity to share the knowledge and learn about road safety and for giving us the platform to connect and build the relations with the different organizations.”
Ms. Bajowaiber is a civil engineer with the National Road Safety Center - KSA who has been provided the proper training by experts in road safety and has attended road safety auditing workshops organized by the World Bank.
Ms. Bajowaiber explained: "Cars are a dangerous machines. It is important to understand the risks associated with cars so paying attention to the rules and following them is essential for avoiding road accidents.
"A background in civil engineering in the road safety field, has helped me get involved with the road infrastructure and design guidelines in order to design and regulate safer roads for our transport system."
Tristar is a fully integrated liquid logistics company specializing in petroleum and chemical handling and distribution.
The company has an operating presence in 20 countries and territories in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.