17 dead and 2,004 injured in the past week

Seventeen people died and 2,004 were injured, including 87 seriously, in 1,484 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from January 16 to 22, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said on Wednesday.

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

Regarding the control and repression of traffic violations, the security services established 40,842 fines and drew up 7,267 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 33,575 settlement fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 7,429,400 dirhams, continued the press release, which reports the municipal impoundment of 3,961 vehicles, the seizure of 7,267 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 287 vehicles.

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