22 dead and 2,253 injured in urban areas last week

Twenty-two people were killed and 2,253 others injured, including 79 seriously, in 1,690 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas during the week from 6 to 12 September.

These accidents are mainly due to driver inadvertence, failure to respect priority, excessive speed, inadvertence of pedestrians, failure to respect the safety distance, change of direction without use. signal, unauthorized change of direction, failure to respect the stop sign, failure to control vehicles, traffic in the left lane, failure to comply with traffic lights, traffic in the wrong direction, defective overruns, and driving under the influence of alcohol, the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) said in a press release on Tuesday.

Regarding the control and repression of traffic offenses, the security services established 37,277 tickets and drew up 5,832 reports submitted to the prosecution, while 31,445 transaction fines were collected, said the same source.

The sums collected for fines reached 6,658,575 dirhams, the statement added, noting the municipal impoundment of 3,530 vehicles, the seizure of 5,832 documents and the withdrawal from circulation of 223 vehicles.

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