News

New Laws Introduced to Solve Traffic Problems

New Laws Introduced to Solve Traffic Problems

 

The Parliament’s Transportation Committee proposed a new traffic law that is expected to “limit road accidents”.

Mohamed Abdullah Zein, the deputy chair of the House Transport Committee, said that the new laws need to be accompanied with the appropriate use of technology in order for it to be implemented correctly.

One of the rules dictated in the new law states that if a car is driving at a speed greater than 50 kilometers per hour, they will be imprisoned for three points and will pay a fine ranging between 3,000 and 4,000 LE.

Truck drivers will also receive penalties for speeding or causing traffic, which would also lead to imprisonment for three months and a fine between 4,000-8,000 LE.

If the person is found to be under the influence of drugs in the incident of any traffic violation, then a fine between 4,000 and 8,000 LE will be imposed as well as imprisonment for maximum six months.

Before obtaining their license again, they will be required to pass another training course to determine their health and fitness conditions.

In addition, failure to stay on the right side in two-way roads could cost a fine between 200 to 400 LE.

The National Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which was originally by the United Nations General Assembly to reduce traffic deaths, is also implemented in Egypt in an attempt to ensure safety in the roads.

According to a report by the World Health Organization, Egypt loses around 12,000 lives every year as a result of traffic crashes.

Netanyahu and Sisi Secretly Met to Discuss Ceasefire in Gaza
Prominent Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin Dies at 86

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s President El-Sisi Issues an Order to Paint All Red Brick Buildings

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2019

Google Celebrates Egyptian-born Singer Dalida’s 86th Birthday

Mirna AbdulaalJanuary 17, 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform In Front of Egypt’s Pyramids

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 17, 2019

Extreme Cold Weather Kills 15 Displaced Syrian Children

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2019

14 Killed After Deadly Terror Attack in Kenya

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2019

Magnificent Dendera Temple to Be Turned Into An Open-Air Museum

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2019

Second “Terrorism-Affiliated” German Student Deported From Egypt

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2019

Palestinian Woman Shot Dead By Israel While Holding a Flag

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 13, 2019
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.