On Sunday, November 26, Edgo group managing director, Omar Masri, hosted representatives of the Public Security Directorate’s Central Traffic Department (CTD) in Jordan, as part of a workshop to introduce the Traffic Police Volunteer Program for tenants of The Edgo Atrium (EAB) as well as staff from the Abdali Investment and Development PSC.
As opening remarks, Omar spoke about the ethos of citizenship, one’s duties and responsibilities, as well as the differences between being a passive member of society versus an active one. Furthermore, he said that enrolling in the Traffic Police Volunteer Program and becoming a certified Traffic Agent is a golden opportunity to help make one’s community, city, and country safer.
Established in the early nineties and reporting to the Public Security Directorate, the Traffic Agent was created in order to actively engage citizens with the Traffic Police. There are approximately 4,000 members in Jordan, and they are authorized to represent the CTD and issue traffic violations and fines.
CTD Director, Brigadier General Samir Bino, along with his colleague, Lieutenant Colonel, Jalal Al Rahahleh, presented the audience with statistics of traffic accidents and related deaths and injuries due to wrong traffic practices and disregard for traffic rules. He pointed out that the CTD strives to spread traffic awareness across the Kingdom. The workshop, which saw the active participation of the attendees, included a short film displaying some of the fatal errors that some drivers commit and the role of citizens in altering such behaviors.
Attending the workshop were representatives from American Express, Regus, Emirates Airline, Abdali Investment and Development PSC, as well as members of the Edgo team.
The Traffic workshop, which follows a cancer awareness event held recently at EAB, is part of a series of regular and complimentary seminars and workshops for EAB tenants and the wider Abdali District community.