The National Road Safety Agency (NARSA) calls on road users to be extra vigilant on the roads in anticipation of the heavy traffic that marks the period of Eid Al Adha.
In a press release on Tuesday, the Agency invites road users to take all the necessary precautions and measures to guarantee road prevention and safety conditions during this period, which will be marked by intense traffic on the various axes of the national road network.
In view of the growing demand on public transport means at the intercity level, as an important public service for the movement of citizens, NARSA encourages all passengers to wear seat belts and to respect the conditions and requirements of road safety throughout the trip.
Drivers of different types of vehicles, in particular private cars and taxis, public passenger transport buses and goods trucks, by the responsibility incumbent on them, are called upon to respect the rules of the road and to show leniency towards other road users.
NARSA also stressed the need for drivers to submit their vehicles to a mechanical inspection and a thorough technical examination of the safety devices before hitting the road to ensure that they are in good working order, in particular the tires, the devices braking and lighting, shock absorbers and windshield wipers.
Drivers are also called upon to get enough rest in order to drive calmly and avoid any fatigue that could cause concentration problems and affect their ability to assess distances, speed and responsiveness behind the wheel, says NARSA.
Travelers are also invited, if necessary, to prepare their journey by defining their routes beforehand to avoid any unpleasant surprises or potential dangers, to arrange and connect luggage in a safe manner without overloading the vehicle, in particular for drivers of transport of goods and public transport of passengers, as this represents a danger to the safety of other road users, the press release adds.
At the wheel, NARSA encourages drivers to reduce their speed and to adapt it to climatic and traffic conditions, to observe the Highway Code, particularly at the level of bends, slopes and steep roads, and to keep a safe distance when driving. inside and outside the urban perimeter, especially on national roads and motorways, emphasizing that children under the age of ten must occupy the rear seats, with the obligation to wear seat belts, whether for the front or rear passengers, or the passengers of public transport coaches for travellers.
It also draws the attention of road users to the need to avoid driving in line, as well as to use the signal when overtaking and stopping while avoiding sudden manoeuvres.