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Monday, January 30, 2023

Fifteen Killed in Road Accidents in Morocco’s Urban Areas Last Week

Fifteen people died and 2,133 were injured, including 69 seriously, in 1,580 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from January 9 to 15, the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said Tuesday.

These accidents are mainly due to the inadvertence of drivers, failure to respect the right of way, speeding, inadvertence of pedestrians, lack of control of vehicles, and change of direction without using a signal, among many others, explained the DGSN in a statement.

Regarding the control and repression of traffic violations, the security services have issued 46,426 tickets and 6,006 reports submitted to the prosecutor, while 37,420 fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected under these tickets have reached MAD 8,168,500, added the statement, which reported the impounding of 4,664 vehicles, the seizure of 9,006 documents and the withdrawal of 217 vehicles.

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