Makkah sets record 19,000 traffic violations in a week

Written by | January 26, 2014 | 0
Over 19 thousand traffic violations were recorded in Makkah in the week beginning Jan. 12.

Makkah Jan 26 : A Makkah-bound Egyptian expatriate and a woman died in a traffic accident on the Hijra Road at Kilo 60. Three other passengers were injured in the accident, a Red Crescent official said.
Mahmoud Khayyat, a spokesman at the Red Crescent, said “three ground teams and a helicopter were sent for first aid as soon as the Red Crescent control room received the accident report. A critically wounded man was airlifted to King Fahd Hospital and the other two victims, who sustained less serious injuries, were sent to the Miqat General hospital.”
Meanwhile, Col. Salman Al-Jamie, Makkah Traffic Administration director, said 19,308 traffic violations were registered in Makkah during the first week after the special traffic plan for the Umrah season was implemented on Jan. 12.
Traffic police detained 852 vehicles and detected 77 violations for the illegal transportation of passengers during the week. They also discovered 79 cars with obscured number plates, 619 cases of unlawful parking and 688 cases of running red lights. They also seized 33 motorcycles during the week, he said.

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