15 dead and 2,308 injured in one week

At least fifteen people were killed and 2,308 were injured, including 101 seriously, in 1,723 traffic accidents, which occurred in the urban area during the week from July 4 to 10, 2022.

These accidents are mainly due to driver inadvertence, speeding, failure to respect the right of way, inadvertent pedestrians, 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).

Regarding the control and repression of traffic violations, the security services established 32,455 fines and drew up 4,661 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 27,794 settlement fines were collected, said the same source.

The amounts collected for these fines reached 5,884,600 dirhams, the statement added, reporting the municipal impoundment of 3,315 vehicles, the seizure of 4,661 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 226 vehicles.

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