18 dead and 2,118 injured in one week

At least 18 people were killed and 2,118 were injured, including 72 seriously, in 1,508 traffic accidents, which occurred in the urban area during the week from July 18 to 24, 2022.

These accidents are mainly due to inadvertent drivers, inadvertent pedestrians, excessive speed, non-respect of priority, non-respect of the safety distance, change of direction without use signal, lack of control of vehicles, non-respect of the stop sign, unauthorized change of direction, driving while intoxicated, driving in the left lane, non-respect of the red light, defective overtaking 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 42,225 fines and drew up 6,565 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 35,660 settlement fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 7,691,000 dirhams, the statement added, noting the municipal impoundment of 4,672 vehicles, the seizure of 6,565 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 235 vehicles.

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