In the first week of April 2003 alone:Traffic incidents kill 31 [Archives:2003/632/Local News]
More than 167 traffic incidents took place in the first week of this month (April 2003) alone and resulted in the killing of 31 people and great human and material losses.
Statistical reports issued by the General Traffic Authority indicated that the toll also includes 82 who were seriously injured.
The Authority's report has estimated the material loss at YR 10,385,000.
The main reasons behind such accidents can be summarized in the overall inefficiency of the traffic control system in limiting the cases of high speed driving, negligence, traffic violations, lack of continuous technical check ups. Other factors including bad conditions of roads and bad weather were also noted.