Road safety fair uses driving simulators to demonstrate careful driving

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A road safety fair called "So you think you can drive?," which was hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Northwestern University locations in Qatar, focused on the significance of careful driving.

The fair was hosted in collaboration with other Education City universities, Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) and Al Khebra Driving Academy and hosted interactive tools that allowed participants to see and actually participate in the different elements of traveling safely.

“Road safety is such an important topic, and I think the students learned a lot,” Amie Rollins, director of health and wellness at CMU-Q and one of the organizers of the fair, said. “There are very simple things each of us can do to make the roads safer.”

While all age groups are greatly affected by the dangerous risks of traffic accidents in Qatar, young adults are most susceptible to crashes. For that reason, each booth at the fair featured a different display of a road safety element, including pedestrian safety and vehicle maintenance.

Qatari streets were displayed in driving simulators to make the tests more realistic for participants.

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Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Al Luqta Street Ar-Rayyan, Al Rayyan

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