Eid Al Adha: NARSA calls for increased caution and vigilance on the roads


The National Road Safety Agency (NARSA) on Friday called on road users to exercise extra caution and vigilance, in anticipation of heavy traffic on the occasion of Eid Al Adha 1445 H.

In a press release, NARSA also recommends to users, following the weather alert bulletin issued by the General Directorate of Meteorology concerning several provinces of the Kingdom from Friday June 14, 2024, to take all the necessary precautions and measures to guarantee the road safety conditions during this period which will be marked by intense traffic on the various axes of the national road network, highlighting the need to exercise greater caution and vigilance due to the low visibility, or even its absence, in these weather situation.

Given the increasing demand on public transportation at the intercity level, as an important public service for the movement of citizens, NARSA urges all passengers to respect the wearing of seat belts and comply with the all road safety conditions and requirements throughout the journey.

Drivers of different types of vehicles, in particular private cars and taxis, public passenger transport buses and goods trucks, by virtue of their responsibility, are called upon to respect the highway code and to demonstrate of indulgence towards other users of the road network, notes the press release.

The agency also emphasizes the need for drivers to submit their vehicles to a mechanical inspection as well as a careful technical examination of safety devices before hitting the road in order to ensure that they are functioning properly, particularly tires. , braking and lighting devices, shock absorbers and windshield wipers.

In this regard, NARSA reminds drivers of the importance of getting enough rest to be able to drive calmly and thus avoid any fatigue likely to cause concentration problems and affect their ability to judge distances, speed and responsiveness to traffic. flying.

Travelers are also invited, if necessary, to prepare their trip by defining their itineraries in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises or even potential dangers, to arrange and connect luggage safely without overloading the vehicle, particularly for drivers. of means of transport of goods and public transport of passengers, because this represents a danger for the safety of other road users, adds the press release.

When driving, the Agency encourages drivers to reduce their speed and adapt it to climatic and traffic conditions, to observe the Highway Code, particularly on bends, slopes and steep roads, and to keep a safe distance at inside and outside the urban perimeter, especially on national roads and highways, emphasizing that children under the age of ten must occupy the rear seats, with the obligation to wear seat belts, whether either for front or rear passengers, or passengers on public passenger transport coaches.

It also draws the attention of road users to the need to avoid driving in line, to use the signal when overtaking and stopping, as well as to avoid sudden maneuvers, while being extra vigilant during the night.

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