Only in a weekTraffic accidents claim 32 lives [Archives:2003/641/Local News]

June 12 2003

Sana'a)Official sources at traffic police confirmed in its last week report that the beginning of 2003 had witnessed horrible traffic accidents compared to previous years.
Last week, around 32 people were killed in traffic accidents in all governorates of the republic, the weekly report issued by the General Traffic Authority stated.
About 285 people are injured, of whom about 102 received serious injuries.
Those accidents took place last week as coinciding with the death anniversary of the deceased, Dr. Abdulaziz al-Saqqaf, the founder of the Yemen Times.
The official statistics indicated further that the main reasons behind traffic incidents can be attributed to high speed driving, reckless driving and narrow streets.
The General Traffic Authority report attributed the majority of road accidents to the break-neck speed, negligence, traffic violations, bad weather, lack of continuous technical check-ups and bad condition of roads.