12 dead and 2,294 injured in urban areas in one week

Twelve people were killed and 2,294 others injured, including 79 seriously, in 1,668 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from June 20 to 26.

These accidents are mainly due to inadvertent drivers, inadvertent pedestrians, excessive speed, failure to respect the right of way, change of direction without using a signal, failure to respect the distance safety, lack of control of vehicles, non-respect of the stop sign, unauthorized change of direction, driving while intoxicated, non-respect of a red light, faulty overtaking, driving on the left lane and traffic in the wrong direction, says a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN).

Concerning the control and repression of traffic offences, the security services established 43,035 fines and drew up 8,060 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 34,975 transactional fines were recovered, specifies the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 7,597,525 dirhams, the statement added, noting the municipal impoundment of 4,425 vehicles, the seizure of 8,060 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 280 vehicles.



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