Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has said Morocco has made relative progress in road safety in recent years.
Speaking at the first African Road Safety Forum, in Marrakech on Tuesday, November 13, El Othmani said Morocco is mobilized to collaborate with African partners to address road safety challenges.
Although Morocco has made progress, he said, the country wants to insure safer travel for its citizens.
El Othmani said that Morocco is ready to share its experience in road safety. Transportation safety is an essential component of sustainable development and a real challenge for Africa.
The head of government called improving road traffic safety a top priority for the government. He cited statistics that show that African nations have a high traffic death rate of around 26.6 per 100,000 persons per year compared to 6 per 100,000 in Europe.
“Africa has to save its people from such disastrous results,” he said.
On October 20, slab of the Mohammed VI Avenue bridge in Casablanca fell on a car, killing the vehicle’s passenger, a woman in her sixties.