New traffic law a result of rise in accident rates - Farrayeh

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AMMANMinister of interior, Mazen Al-Farrayeh, said on Wednesday that the amended draft for the traffic law of 2023 came in response to a significant increase in accidents and injuries.اضافة اعلان

He stated that the total number of accidents that occurred in 2022 was 169,000 accidents, Al-Saa News reported.

During a session of the House of Representatives, he added that infrastructure is "crucial in reducing traffic accidents, but we must not stop making any amendments to the law because the infrastructure is not ready yet."

Farrayeh believes that the number of traffic accidents has reached a critical point that requires action.

Regarding the number of accidents in 2023, he said that until now, there have been 6,331 accidents with human injuries.

Accident reportsFarrayeh said, "The accidents that involved human injuries amounted to 11,510 accidents, with 17,096 people injured in these accidents in 2022, and the number of fatalities in 2022 was 562 people."

He also mentioned that 90,000 people ran red lights in 2022, and 50,000 people have been fined for driving on the opposite lane.

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