19 dead and 2,958 injured, the toll of road accidents in cities in one week

Heba Press

19 people were killed and 2,958 others injured, 124 of them seriously, in 2,191 road accidents recorded in urban areas during the week of June 10-16.

A report from the General Directorate of National Security attributes the main reasons leading to the occurrence of these accidents, in particular to the inattention of drivers, non-respect of the right of priority, excessive speed, inattention of pedestrians, failure to respect safety distances. , change of direction without signaling, lack of control and non-compliance… Mandatory parking with a “Stop” sign, unauthorized change of direction, driving on the left, non-compliance with the stop imposed with a red light, light driving, in drunkenness, improper overtaking and driving in the prohibited direction.

The same source adds that with regard to surveillance and control operations in Traffic and on Golan Square, the security services recorded 36,222 violations, completed 5,548 reports transmitted to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and obtained 30,674 fines of conciliation.

He underlined that the amount obtained amounts to 6 million 563 thousand 250 dirhams, while the number of vehicles placed at the municipal impound was 3727 vehicles, the number of documents withdrawn was 5548 documents, and the number of vehicles submitted at arrest was 186 vehicles.

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