Event Overview

ORSAPS - Oman Road Safety & Accident Prevention Summit 2018 aspires to identify and analyze road safety challenges in Oman. The Event is scheduled to take place on 18 October - which is observed as ‘Traffic Safety Day’ represents a national vision for road safety and is in line with the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Given the rapid development in the Sultanate of Oman and the expansion of road networks, road safety is of critical importance. ORSAPS 2018 provides a foremost platform for knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer engagement, whilst featuring successful cases studies, latest innovations and methodologies in traffic control systems, highlighting latest trends, vehicle safety research to enhance traffic planning, public safety measures, highlight effective and efficient safety models and best practices that should be implemented on the roads.

Participants will have exclusive opportunities to meet senior government officials, senior police representatives, Municipalities, Civil Defense Authorities, Department of Transport, policymakers and industry executives.

The Speakers will bring forth their experience, methodology and technical know-how used in tackling vital issues relating to accident prevention and road safety measures.

ORSAPS 2018 is about educating, raising awareness and implementing best practices in organizations and supporting the authorities in its endeavours to reduce deaths and injuries due to road accidents.


OMAN - Leading Global Safety Drive

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the period 2011-2020 as the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’, with a goal to stabilize and then reduce the level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and international levels.

In April 2004, acting on a proposal by the Sultanate, the UN General Assembly adopted an historic resolution (A/58/289) which drew attention to road safety, endorsed the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention published jointly by the WHO and the World Bank, and established the UN Road Safety Collaboration.

In October 2005, Oman proposed a further resolution (A/60/5) which mandated the first United Nations Global Road Safety Week which was held in 2007 targeting the youth to play a role in road safety.

A fifth resolution was adopted in 2008 calling for a UN Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety in 2009. During these years Oman played a central role and has been recognised for its leadership in addressing road safety issues.

Road Safety is an issue that has always been seriously considered in the Sultanate. “Oman will continue its leading role in combating this ‘tax of progress’, as labelled by His Majesty, by acting as a focal point for the Gulf Region on May 11, 2011 for the launch of the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ which aims at stabilizing and subsequently reducing global road deaths by 2020.