8th Traffic Week [Archives:1997/51/Local News]

December 22 1997

Several seminar and exhibitions and other activities are being held all over the country as part of the 8th Traffic Week. The aim is to raise public awareness of the importance of adhering to the traffic rules and regulations. The total number of traffic-related accidents during this year in Yemen is 7418 resulting in 1128 deaths and 7352 injuries. There were 137,660 traffic violations. Speed, overloading and bad vehicle maintenance are blamed.