United traffic laws, standards, and regulations for the GCC Countries: problems and solutions

Many accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are caused by drivers who broke traffic laws while visiting other GCC countries. In order to improve the trend towards stronger reductions in fatalities, a strong involvement and cooperation among the authorities of different countries is necessary. The GCC countries, which include the State of the United Arab Emirates, the State of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, and the State of Kuwait, are currently in discussion about forming a political, economic, and military union similar to the European Union. A customs union and common currency have been agreed upon, at least in principle. Implementation timeline is currently unknown or undecided. The objective of this study is to discuss the possibility of unifying the traffic laws, standards, and regulations in the GCC countries. This possibility can lead to reducing the growing number of accidents, reduce the rates of mortality and disability due to accidents, and streamline the whole traffic operation in GCC countries. The study identifies and quantifies consistencies, inconsistencies, and non-uniformity in the different traffic laws and standards in the six countries. The results can provide possible guidance in the development and implementation of a united traffic law in these countries in the future.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:17AM