11 dead and 2,263 injured in urban perimeter last week

Eleven people were killed and 2,263 others injured, including 70 seriously, in 1,700 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from May 23 to 29.

These accidents are mainly due to inadvertent drivers, excessive speed, inadvertent pedestrians, failure to respect priority, changing 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 in the left lane, driving while intoxicated, non-observance of traffic lights , faulty overtaking and traffic in the wrong direction, said a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN).

Regarding the control and repression of traffic offences, the security services established 43,906 fines and drew up 8,410 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 35,496 transactional fines were recovered, specifies the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 7,630,600 dirhams, the statement added, noting the municipal impoundment of 4,904 vehicles, the seizure of 8,410 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 460 vehicles.

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