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Crown Prince follows up on directives to enhance road safety


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Wednesday visited the Public Security Department (PSD) to follow up on His Majesty King Abdullah’s directives on enhancing road safety.
During a meeting with PSD Director Maj. Gen. Fadel Hmoud, the Crown Prince conveyed King Abdullah’s greetings and pride in security agencies, according to a Royal Court statement. 
The Crown Prince stressed the need for measures to reduce traffic accidents, emphasising that Jordanians’ lives are precious and that the responsibility of protecting them is shared by all, including security agencies, institutions and the public.
Crown Prince Hussein expressed appreciation for the efforts of PSD personnel and the responsibility they shoulder in carrying out their daily tasks, as traffic incidents affect every Jordanian household.
The Crown Prince called for stepping up cooperation to reduce the number of road accidents, adding that he has too often paid condolences to families of young Jordanians who died in traffic accidents.
Crown Prince Hussein also urged the PSD to continue implementing its plans to ensure public safety, commending their efforts in this regard, the statement said.
During the visit, the Crown Prince was briefed on the PSD’s development and modernisation plans, as well as the latest figures on road deaths, injuries and damages.
For his part, PSD Director Maj. Gen. Hmoud noted that His Majesty's directives and the attention given to road safety by the Crown Prince motivate and support PSD personnel as they work with various partners to develop a traffic safety strategy, according to the statement. 
Maj. Gen. Hmoud said the PSD will launch a public awareness campaign to promote traffic safety.
The Crown Prince’s visit also included a tour of an exhibition that houses the latest equipment and technology introduced to traffic policing in order to enhance traffic control, enabling PSD departments to carry out their duties effectively. 
According to PSD statistics, there were 107,489 traffic accidents during the first eight months of 2019, resulting in 417 deaths and 11,477 injuries.

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