16 dead and 1,644 injured in urban perimeter last week

Sixteen people died and 1,644 were injured, including 59 seriously, in 1,294 traffic accidents that occurred in the urban area during the week from December 12 to 18, 2022, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said on Wednesday.

These accidents are mainly due to the inadvertence of drivers, failure to respect the right of way, inadvertence of pedestrians, excessive speed, failure to respect the safety distance, changing direction without using signal, lack of control of vehicles, unauthorized change of direction, driving in the left lane, non-respect of the stop sign, non-respect of the red light, driving while intoxicated, defective overtaking and traffic in the wrong direction, explained the DGSN in a press release.

Regarding the control and repression of traffic violations, the security services established 33,620 fines and drew up 6,259 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 27,361 transactional fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 5,905,700 dirhams, adds the press release, which reports the municipal impoundment of 3,787 vehicles, the seizure of 6,259 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 173 vehicles.

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