The first week of December saw a significant increase in road accidents, with 27 people killed and 68 people severely injured.
Rabat – From December 3 to 9, 27 people died and 2,023 others sustained injuries in 1,500 urban traffic accidents.
In a statement, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said the accidents were mainly due to loss of control of vehicles, failing to yield, excessive speeding, and pedestrian and driver errors.
Other causes were drivers ignoring “STOP” signs and traffic lights, driving in a forbidden direction, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Of the many injured by vehicular accidents last week, the DGSN noted that 68 suffered severe injuries.
The statement added that police detained 4,673 vehicles and withdrew 5,399 car registration documents.
Police issued 31,305 tickets, transmitted 10,176 records to the Department of Public Prosecution, and recorded 21,129 fines.
The sum of fines road traffic violators had to pay was MAD 4,611,525.