World Traffic Day: Jordan incurs JD324m in costs from traffic accidents

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AMMAN — Jordan celebrated International Traffic Day Thursday, a global event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of safe driving. اضافة اعلان

However, despite such efforts, statistics released by the Public Security Directorate paint a grim picture of the country's road safety situation.

According to the statistics, there were 161,511 traffic accidents in Jordan, resulting in the death of 643 people and injuring 17,013 others. These accidents incurred a financial cost of JD324 million.

Following traffic rules
In light of these figures, the police directorate is sending out a message under the slogan "Traffic rules, civilized behavior…commitment to traffic rules is sophistication and civilization."

This message aims to encourage Jordanian drivers to adjust their behavior on the roads and abide by traffic rules, thereby reducing the number of traffic accidents.

International Traffic Day was first approved by the Geneva Conference in 1969 and adopted by the League of Arab States in 1972.

The event is celebrated globally to raise awareness of the need for safe driving and to reduce the number of deadly car accidents on highways.

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