Head of public security: Sanction against motorists for not giving way to ambulances

Okaz/Saudi Official Gazette

Riyadh – Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami, director of public security, said punitive measures will be taken against motorists who do not yield to ambulances.

“Failure to yield the right of way to emergency vehicles will be monitored as a violation and sanction will be taken against those who commit the violation,” he said at the opening session of the scientific conference on Wednesday. about smart practices in dealing with emergencies.

Al-Bassami said the support and guidance of Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif has accelerated the pace of digital transformation and the automation of all security, traffic and service procedures. . He said this would have a positive impact on economic and social aspects, in addition to helping to raise the level of road safety. “The imposition of penalties against those who do not yield to ambulances will initially be imposed by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority’s paramedics through its Basher system,” he said.

The interactive panel discussion was also attended by the CEO of the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission, Dr. Khaled Al-Issa, the President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Dr. Jalal Al-Owais, the CEO of the program Department of Interior Development, Dr. Nabil Al.-Dabal, and Aramco Vice President for Industrial Safety and Security, Eng. Ali Al-Zahrani. State Secretary of the Romanian Interior Ministry, Dr. Raed Arafat, attended the session virtually.

The participants discussed the use of artificial intelligence in the management of emergencies and crises, according to the tasks and responsibilities of each, and their reflection on the development and improvement of the services provided. For his part, Dr Raed Arafat reviewed his country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The first day of scientific sessions began with a focus on topics such as technical systems and artificial intelligence for emergency management; the integration of information in the face of oil spills; the development of geospatial databases for emergency sites; the use of geographic information systems in emergency management and the design of a geospatial interface for early warning of the dangers of natural disasters.

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