NARSA calls for vigilance on the roads

The National Road Safety Agency (NARSA) calls on road users to be extra vigilant and take all necessary safety precautions, in anticipation of the heavy traffic that marks the period of Eid Al Adha, especially as it coincides with the summer season.

In a statement, NARSA reminds all road users, in particular pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers of various types of vehicles, of the need to exercise vigilance and caution on the roads and to take all precautions and measures necessary to guarantee the conditions of prevention and road safety.

NARSA insists, in this context, on the need for drivers to submit their vehicles to a mechanical inspection and a meticulous technical examination of the safety systems before taking to the road in order to ensure their proper functioning, in particular the tires. , braking system, shock absorbers and wipers.

Drivers are also called upon to get enough rest in order to drive in a safe and healthy way, without the fatigue that can cause concentration problems and affect their ability to judge distances, speed and responsiveness behind the wheel, says NARSA.

Travelers are also invited to prepare their trip by defining their routes beforehand to avoid any unpleasant surprises or potential dangers, to arrange and connect luggage in a safe way without overloading the vehicle, in particular for drivers transporting goods and public passenger transport, as this poses a danger to the safety of other road users, the statement added.

The Agency also calls for compliance with the health and preventive measures decreed by the competent authorities to stem the spread of Covid-19 and guarantee the appropriate conditions for the celebration of Eid Al Adha.

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 the use of mobile phones while driving and the emergency lane on the motorway and to drive in line, as well as to use the signal when overtaking and stopping while avoiding sudden manoeuvres.

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