Morocco: Road Fatalities Drop by 18% in 2020

"Thanks to the concerted efforts of all those involved in the field of road safety, nearly 1,002 human lives and thousands of seriously injured were saved during the period 2017-2020"

The year 2020 witnessed a remarkable drop in road accidents, as well as in the number of deaths caused by this type of accidents.

Temporary statistics show a decrease in fatal road accidents by 17%, as well as a decrease in the number of deaths by 18%, while the number of serious injuries dropped by 22%.

This report was presented Thursday, February 18th, at the meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Road Safety, chaired by Head of Government Saad Dine El Otmani.

During the Government Council, Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, stressed that pedestrians represent 28% of the total number of deaths, drivers of 2 or 3-wheel motorcycles (24%), single-vehicle accidents (16%), children under 14 (10%), then transport professionals (8.7%).

The number of road fatalities in Morocco exceeds 3,000 people each year. “Thanks to the concerted efforts of all those involved in the field of road safety, nearly 1,002 human lives and thousands of seriously injured were saved during the period 2017-2020”, noted the Minister.

The national road safety strategy aims to reduce the number of road fatalities by 50% by 2026.

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