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General Directorate of National Security: 8 people died and 426 injured in traffic accidents across urban areas within a week

National Security Services recorded 340 physical traffic accidents at the level of urban areas during the period from 23 to 29 August 2022, resulting in the death of 08 people and the injury of 426 others, according to the statement of the General Directorate of National Security.

According to the same statement, the number of traffic accidents decreased by (-21), and the number of wounded was estimated by (-27), with a decrease in the number of deaths estimated by (-03) cases, compared to the statistics recorded last week.

The relevant data indicate that the causes of these accidents are primarily due to the human factor with a percentage of more than 96%, as a result of non-respect of the traffic law, non-compliance with the safety distance, excessive speed, fatigue and lack of concentration when driving.

In this context, the General Directorate of National Security called on public road users to respect the traffic law, and to exercise caution while driving.

The General Directorate of National Security also makes available the green number 1548 and the emergency line 17, to receive reports 24 hours / 24 hours.

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