eight dead and 2,025 injured in the past week

At least eight people died and 2,025 were injured, including 63 seriously, in 1,500 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from February 20 to 26, the Directorate General 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 on 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 41,454 fines and drew up 7,897 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 33,557 transactional fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for these fines reached 7,338,600 dirhams, according to the press release, which reports the municipal impoundment of 4,246 vehicles, the seizure of 7,827 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 303 vehicles.

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