Meeting of the road safety committee

Meeting of the road safety committee

Meeting of the Regional Road Safety Committee The Regional Road Safety Committee of the State of Monastir, in its meeting held this Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the headquarters of the State, under the supervision of the first commissioner Tariq Al-Bakoush and in the presence accredited gentlemen

,mayors and representatives of various departments and regional administrative and security interests, considered a number of black spots And the shortcomings that endanger the safety of road users, including the search for ways to protect the surroundings of the establishments of education. The first commissioner authorized to activate the local road safety committees to examine the various shortcomings and problems that hamper normal traffic and the flow of traffic, stressing that the behavior of drivers and road users in general are responsible for the majority of traffic accidents and that the change in these behaviors can only be done through a continuous effort shared by educational institutions in which parents, the educational framework and the student must be involved. The first commissioner called on the municipalities and the services of the regional administration of equipment, housing and infrastructure to intervene, to review traffic lights, horizontal and vertical signage operations, and to further improve lighting. roads and intersections, in addition to resisting the phenomenon of excessive exploitation of the sidewalk and the chaotic erection of roads and the mooring of cars on the sidewalk, which forces pedestrians to walk on the road and endangers their life and safety. He also invited the representatives of the regional administration of railways to commit to preparing the intersection of the roads with the railways and to focus Indicative signs as well as the periodic maintenance of automatic barriers and the intervention to maintain them in the event of possible damage in order to ensure the safety of road users and the safety of public and private property. Colonel Abdel Hamid Rhaimia, representative of the National Road Safety Observatory, made a presentation on traffic accidents, confirming that an increase in the number of traffic accidents has been recorded in the state of Monastir during the month of September 2021, where 18 traffic accidents were recorded, 4 dead and 24 injured compared to statistics for September 2020, where it recorded 15 traffic accidents, 2 dead and 22 injured. The representative of the National Road Safety Observatory added that the violation of omission, lack of attention and disrespect towards priority and raids are among the most frequent causes of accidents and the high number victims, stressing the need to intensify awareness-raising campaigns in partnership with representatives of civil society components to reduce road accidents, in addition to intensifying safety campaigns to deter offenders from ensuring the safety of all and reduce the loss of human life and public and private property. In the same context, Colonel Mohamed Makhlouf, head of the traffic police division in the security region of Monastir, indicated that a 28.57% increase in the number of accidents has been recorded since the beginning of the year until the end of last September , where 99 traffic accidents were recorded, 16 dead and 132 injured, compared to the same statistics.The period of the year 2020, where 77 traffic accidents were recorded, 14 dead and 91 injured. Makhlouf added that excessive speed and disrespect Priority and disregard of road signs, cell phone use, lack of attention during Driving and prohibited overtaking are among the most important reasons for the increase in traffic accidents, and the same reasons were confirmed by Colonel Ridha Boualak, Chief of Traffic. guard squad in the guard zone in Tbolba, who explained that he was registered with a traffic guard reference. Tbolba area, a decrease in the number of accidents in the first 9 months of the current year It recorded 26 traffic accidents, 9 deaths and 37 injuries, compared to the same period last year, where 27 traffic accidents were recorded, 11 dead and 30 injured. The members of the Regional Road Safety Committee addressed a number of points during the lesson, such as studying the possibility of creating a circular crossroads at the entrance to the town of Tbolba on the Moknin side and the creation of a peripheral road on the town of Tbolba to reduce traffic pressure and a proposal to limit the authorized speed on the regional road in the tourist area of ​​Monastir