Welcome to Oman Driving in Oman - Road Safety. Trevor Harrison - CSM/6 Corporate Road Safety Adviser. Driving in Oman is Different!. Arrive in Oman Fit & Healthy. Enjoy Working & Living In Oman (2 - 4 years?). Road Traffic Accident?. Leave Oman Fit & Healthy. NO.
Welcome to OmanDriving in Oman -Road Safety
Trevor Harrison - CSM/6
Corporate Road Safety Adviser
(2 - 4 years?)
No Injury /
The PDO Journey
Summary - Immature Driving Environment
Summary - Harsh / Unforgiving Environment
What Are the Risks?
Driving is probably Your MostDangerous
Driving in Oman is some 5 to 10 times more dangerous than driving in Europe
1996: - 512 Road Accident Fatalities
1997: - 549 Road Accident Fatalities
1998: - 614 Fatalities - Including 50 children below the age of 6(not wearing Seat Belts?)
PDO Road Safety Figures are comparable
with some European countries
Note - 1966 to 1998.
A GOOD DRIVER
90% of the Risk
- see below
“Root cause analysis, shows that human error accounts for more than
90% of road accidents.”
-Safety Features of Light Vehicles and Mini Buses.
Shell Health, Safety and Environment Committee, July 1997.
“In more than 90% of traffic accidents, human error is the cause;
accidents do not just happen by chance, they are the consequences of unsafe driving practices.”
- Roadcraft - The Police Driver’s Handbook, Page 1, Chapter 1, The Stationary Office, UK, 1997.
A Good Driver
Your First Objective
should be to:
To Complete Your
2 to 3
Conceptual Difference - 2WD vs 4WD
4WDs - BIG DISADVANTAGES:
Large mass / High CG / Long, soft springs
Can be difficult to control
DANGER OF ROLLOVER
4 Wheel Drive
4WDs - BIG ADVANTAGES:
High Driving Position / Excellent Visibility
Enables: - look ahead / early hazard identification /
early reaction to hazards
Safety Notice displayed inside a Jeep Cherokee
This utility vehicle handles and maneuvers differently
from many passenger cars both on-road and off-road.
You must drive it safely. As with other utility vehicles if
you make sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers, you may
cause this vehicle to go out of control and roll over
You or your passengers may be seriously injured.
Danger - Rollover
Danger - Collision
Danger- Graded Road:
Danger - Getting Lost
Danger - Rain
Danger - Driving on Camp
That Extra Speed does make a Difference!
Vehicle - Pedestrian Collision
Likelihood of killing the Pedestrian
30kph - 5%
50 kph - 50%
65 kph - almost 100%
Bullbars make the front of a vehicle
In the event of a collision the
likelihood of a fatality is increased.
Danger - School Car Park
School Car Park: -
The place where
20 kg children meet
2000 kg vehicles
Avoid it if you can outside of the coastal area:
Try to complete your journey by sunset
Occupational Training International
Tel - 604741 / 695363
Fax 692201 / 692203
Interior Driving - 1 Day - OR45
Off Road - Day - OR 45
Defensive Driving - 1 Day - OR 85
Basic Life Support - 1 Day - OR 25
Practical 1st Aid - 2 day - OR 40
Industrial 1st Aid - 4 day - OR 70
National Training Institute
Fax - 607720
Offroad Driving - Thursday am (Now cancelled due to lack of interest!)
Defensive Driving - Thursdays 8 am to 3 pm - OR 60
Child & Infant CPR - 1 Day - OR 22
Seatbelts Save Lives
- Use Them!