Guide lines ( DIRECTION INDICATORS)

Dear Motorist,

Use the proper indicator well before you change your lane to another, or turn left or right. Avoid dangers and don't emerge suddenly into another lane.

You may cause a fatal accident if you use the improper direction indicator.

Use your indicator at turns to alert other drivers of your intended direction, and to allow them to slow down.

Traffic signs are the language of the road. If they are well, understood and complied with, dangers will be avoided.

Before you overtake_ ensure that it is safe to do so, and don't forget to signal your indicators.
Driving out of the road without signaling to those behind you, may cause an acci­dent.

Driving is an art, tact and decency. Drive in a civilized manner to avoid risks. Always comply with road signs and lines that prohibit overtaking. Turning or driving out of the road without signaling is a traffic offence. Be safe and comply with the traffic rules. Signal the proper indicator. A very minor mistake may cost very much.

For your own safety and the safety of others, slow down before you turn, and signal the proper direction indicator.

Your driving reflects your manners

Vehicle Fires

How to prevent vehicle fires?

A filling station staff and motorists must be aware and careful, otherwise there may be a disaster.

A vehicle shouldn't be overloaded and driven for long time without stopping.

Vehicle fires may result from violent collisions or overturning. It's even worse if the doors are jammed and the passengers unable to get out. Please drive carefully.

Don't leave children alone in a vehicle, especially if the engine is running.

Ensure that an appropriate fire extinguisher, preferably a carbon dioxide one, is fixed near the driver's seat.

Change the engine oil regularly, and always ensure that the radiator is full.

Have your vehicle regularly checked and maintained ?

Public Safety

Despite the vast capabilities acquired to exploit nature, man everywhere is still surrounded by risks. Precaution and care are basic elements in dealing with the products of this atomic and electronic age.

Faced by an enormous number of inventions man is required to know how to handle them properly. Any minor fault may cost a person his life.

Civil defense organizations world-wide are established to help people and protect them against dangers, a noble human objective. Let's all co-operate with civil defense men to protect ourselves and properties.

Safety at Home

House is a place of living, rest and peace. However, it contains many hazards that may cause fires and threaten the building, properties and people, particularly children. Thus, all are requested to observe some simple but very important matters for their own safety.

Vehicles

Although provided with highly technical features, today's vehicles suffer from many shortcomings in relation to safety. Drivers must first be careful for their own lives then their vehicles, which cost them a lot of money. To do so, they are required to observe the following:

Notice: Technical faults may take place in a vehicle's electrical circuit during maintenance.

Drowning

Following rains underground recharging dams constructed across many wadis in Oman contain huge quantities of water. Also, rain water collects in deep holes and catchments. Many children tend to go swimming .in these swamps unaware of the risk and may drown.

To ensure safety with regard to swimming comply with the following guidelines:

Electric Lifts

Electric lifts are increasingly installed in numerous new buildings throughout the country, an evidence of development in Oman.

To keep lifts safe and in good working condition users must observe the following actions:

Picnicking

Holidays are good opportunities for people to picnic and enjoy themselves with Oman's beautiful nature.

To have a safe and happy trip without any mishaps, certain arrangements must be taken as follows:

Fire extinguishers in vehicles

Although vehicles are already equipped with high techniques and many features of durability and safety, the condition of a fire extinguisher will of course reinforce their safety against vehicle.

High temperature during summer is main factor in vehicle fires. A fire extinguisher fixed near the driver’s seat is indispensable to put off fire if it ever breaks out in a vehicle.

Causes of Vehicle Fire:

Precautions from Vehicle Fire:

Increased Number of Vehicles:

By the end of 2003 the total of vehicles reached 444,500. The increase the number of vehicles is among the cause of accidents. A total of 245 vehicles fires took place in 2003 alone. Among the causes of such fires were the high temperatures, negligence of maintenance, driving for long distances without stopping Sometimes passenger are caught by fire inside the vehicle.

Texts from the road traffic law and its Implementing Regulations:

Article 17.12 of the Road Traffic Law stipulates that every motor vehicle must be equipped with a suitable fire fighting equipment which must always be in good working condition.

Articles 35, 36 and 37 of the Implementing Regulations stipulate that taxis, buses and trucks must be provided with appropriate handy fire fighting equipment.

Farm Fires

Farm fires are frequent during summer, especially in the Batinah Region, where high temperature has effect on dry rubbish including fibers, palm leaves, fronds and grass. This and other factors cause farm fires. The following measures are necessary to avoid these hazards:

Travel Tips

Passports and Visas:

Before you go, check that your passport is still valid, that it will cover the duration of your stay and will allow you to work, if that is your intention. Take one other means of identification, preferably with a photograph. Check if you will need any visas.

Vaccination:

Find out if you will need any vaccinations for the countries you are visiting and make arrangements with your doctor well in advance. Take any certificates with you.

Home Security :

Before you depart inform your neighbours and relatives of your trip so that they may look after your house and safeguard it against theft.

Packing Luggage:

Pack your own luggage, do not let anyone tamper with it, leave gifts unwrapped and do not pack ‘dangerous goods’ such as firearms, knives, weapons, explosives, fireworks, gas cylinders or dangerous chemicals. Do not leave your luggage unattended before checking in or check in luggage for anyone else. You will be subject to legal procedures if you give false information in response to questions when checking in.

Customs:

Find out what customs regulations apply, and what constitutes restricted or prohibited goods, in the countries you will be visiting or returning home to. Never carry anything for anyone else, or take any luggage to the country of your destination if you do not know its contents and take part in packing it.

Drugs:

Money:

Take enough to cover expenses and emergencies, most of it in travellers cheques. Carry only what you need for the day.

Credit Cards:

Check the expiry dates before you go and make a separate note of their numbers. Don’t carry all your cards with you - leave at least one in your hotel safe.

Tickets : Buy a return ticket and keep all tickets in a safe place at all times.

Local Customs:

When abroad, respect local customs and Avoid doing anything which may cause offence. Obey local laws and be aware that the system of justice in the country you are visiting may be quite different from what you are used to at home.

Security:

Report any theft of money, passport, credit cards etc. to the local police immediately, and obtain a statement. You will need this for any insurance claim. Inform your country’s diplomatic mission. You should also contact your bank to advise of stolen credit cards, and the issuing agent for any stolen travellers cheques.

Aids:

Aids is present worldwide. In some countries, blood for transfusions may not be screened for the virus. Ask the doctor treating you if arrangements can be made for obtaining screened blood. Avoid illegal sexual practices which are direct cause of contracting AIDS.