12 dead and 2,210 injured in one week

Twelve people were killed and 2,210 were injured, 89 of them seriously, in 1,610 traffic accidents that occurred during the week from August 1 to August 7, 2022.

These accidents are mainly due to the inadvertence of drivers and pedestrians, excessive speed, non-respect of priority and safety distance, changing direction without using a signal, failure to control vehicles, non-respect of the stop sign, unauthorized change of direction, drunk driving, driving in the left lane, non-respect of the red light, faulty overtaking and driving in direction forbidden, said Tuesday a press release from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).

Regarding the control and repression of traffic violations, the security services established 46,557 fines and drew up 6,591 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 39,986 settlement fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 8,646,875 dirhams, the statement added, reporting the municipal impoundment of 5,229 vehicles, the seizure of 6,591 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 332 vehicles.

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