News

Interior Ministry implements EGP 150 fine for safety belt

Interior Ministry implements EGP 150 fine for safety belt
Micro-bus vehicle with religious stickers.
Micro-bus vehicle with religious stickers in Cairo.

In an effort to restore order to Egypt’s motorists, the Ministry of Interior has decided to implement an EGP 150 fine for motorists who do not wear the safety belt and to ban all banners on vehicles.

The seat belt law was not strictly implemented before. The Traffic Accidents Research Centre reported that the highest number of injuries in traffic accidents is due to motorists not wearing seat belts.

The ministry’s traffic department had launched earlier awareness campaigns for three days to inform people on the importance of wearing seat belts for their safety.

Banning religious banners on vehicles

In addition to enforcing the seat belt law, the Ministry of Interior has restarted its efforts to banning banners or stickers on vehicles, especially those religiously affiliated.

In a televised interview on Sunday, Deputy Interior Minister for Media Affairs Abdel-Fattah Osman said security forces will be removing stickers with religious slogans arguing that such banners could lead to “sectarian tendencies.”

“Nothing but license plates will be tolerated,” said Osman.

The Egyptian state has been on an ongoing crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization recognized as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian state.

African Union ends Egypt's membership suspension
Meet Egypt's New Government

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Turkish Airlines Will Send Direct Flights to Luxor as of October 2019

Nour EltiganiAugust 20, 2018

President Sisi Tightens Control Over Internet

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 19, 2018

What is the Punishment for Sexual Harassment in Egypt?

Egyptian StreetsAugust 18, 2018

National Council for Women Introduces New Poll App

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 17, 2018

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.9%: CAPMAS

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 16, 2018

FIFA Rankings: Egypt Drops 20 Places After World Cup

Sara AhmedAugust 16, 2018

Tunisian President Seeks to Establish Equal Inheritance

Sara AhmedAugust 15, 2018

Netanyahu and Sisi Secretly Met to Discuss Ceasefire in Gaza

Mirna AbdulaalAugust 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.