Salamtek Initiative

The continuously increasing number of road crashes and incidents is becoming a national concern. It has reached alarming numbers, which has urged Qatar’s government to make Road Safety a priority in the National Vision 2030. The National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2013-2022 [PDF, 3.7MB], goes in depth about the current situation for Road Safety and what Qatar’s vision is for improving it.

The Salamtek Initiative is lead by Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC). This initiative is a dedicated initiative and consortium focusing on developing, deploying, and promoting innovative solutions and applications tackling Distracted Driving due to mobile phones. This will complement other awareness-centric initiatives (like One Second). It focuses on finding a number of solutions that work seamlessly together to create a system that can help manage Distracted Driving. This is the first initiative supporting innovations for distracted drivers in the Middle East. We are here to tell you that you can make a difference if you start with yourself and spread the word. Staying informed about driver behavior, technologies, innovations, and awareness campaigns will all play a role in building an eco-system in Qatar supporting and maintaining a new culture of safe driving.