A guideline written in Filipino is released by the Ministry of Interior in an effort to educate more drivers from different nationalities that are living in Qatar. The announcement is regarding the use of yellow box in an intersection. This is part of their traffic awareness campaign.
MOI, through its different departments, regularly releases advisory regarding traffic rules and regulations, location of traffic radars, and weather conditions. Their latest traffic awareness campaign is for the summer season, entitled “Accident-Free Summer.”
Traffic Guidelines in Different Languages
The Ministry enjoins motorists to observe traffic laws and regulations, as part of the “Accident-Free Summer” campaign. Advisories regarding the proper use of yellow box intersection, avoiding the use of cellular phones while driving, and wearing of seatbelts while driving have been released, and are also written in different languages such as Filipino, Bengali, Nepali, and Tamil.
The advisory regarding the proper use of yellow box in the intersection has been translated in Filipino. Here is the message, according to MOI:
“Patalastas hinggil sa Yellow Box sa Intersection
Hinihikayat ng General Directorate sa Traffic ang mga driver na huwag harangin ang daloy ng trapiko sa loob ng yellow box sa pamamagitan ng pagpasok ng kanilang sasakyan sa yellow box kahit puno na ito sa ibang mga sasakyan, at kahit nakabukas na ang green signal para sa mga driver at ito ay itinuturing na traffic violation na itatala ng pulis-trapiko at ng traffic surveillance camera na nakakabit sa mga intersection.
Hinihiling ng General Directorate of Traffic sa lahat ng driver na makipagtulungan sa Traffic Police sa pamamagitan ng mahigpit na pagsunod sa mga patakaran at regulasyon sa trapiko para matiyak ang kaligtasan sa kalsada.”
The next phase of the traffic awareness campaign is reminding motorists not to use their cellular phones while driving. Doing so causes drivers to be distracted and lose their concentration while on the road. The current phase in the campaign is advocating the use of seat belts while driving, as it protects drivers and passengers in case of accidents while on the vehicle.