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PDO Takes Road Safety Campaign to Salalah
The nationwide “Tell A Friend” road safety campaign spearheaded by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is featuring at the Salalah Tourism Festival, as part of the ongoing drive to educate people across the Sultanate on the importance of safe driving.
PDO is partnering with the Ministry of Tourism and Royal Oman Police to run a stand for 11 days until 2 August at various locations around Salalah during the day and at the Salalah Gardens mall from 5pm-9pm.


Visitors will be offered a free tyre check by Sheida International, Michelin and Bahwan Automobile. Campaign volunteers will also distribute free child car seats and other gifts, and the programme will include live discussions with visitors, address their queries and offer information relating to safe driving.

Tell A Friend Campaign Co-ordinator Munira Al Balushi said: “This is the third time we have appeared at the Salalah Khareef Festival, an event which provides us with a great platform to spread the message about safe driving and engage with motorists.

“Too many people are still being killed and injured on the Sultanate’s roads, and too many are endangering themselves and others by driving too quickly, without seatbelts or using their mobile phones at the wheel.

“We need to do all we can to keep the importance of safe driving in the public spotlight and I’m pleased with the positive response we have been receiving from members of the public at the festival.”

The five-year Tell A Friend campaign was officially launched by PDO in Muscat in January 2013 with the aim of lowering the number of road accidents in the Sultanate. It targets important areas of road safety such as responsible driving, speed management, vehicle maintenance, proper seat belt usage and driving whilst fatigued. The campaign has used a multi-media approach, including television, cinema, radio, newspapers, Facebook and Twitter to get its message across to all generations.

The Tell A Friend roadshow has travelled all over the country including to Ibri, Nizwa, Khasab, Shaleem and Al Jazir.


Note to editors: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the major exploration and production company in the Sultanate. It accounts for about 70% of the country's crude-oil production and nearly all of its natural-gas supply. The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and Partex (which has a 2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government.

For further information please contact the PDO External Affairs Directorate: David Brown, Tel: 2467-3977; E-mail:​