Tunisia: Road Accidents - Heavy Toll Recorded Over Weekend - Observatory

Tunis/Tunisia — Nine people were killed and 43 others were injured in road accidents that occurred last weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), the National Observatory of Road Safety said Monday.

"The Observatory said that the main cause of these accidents, which were recorded in several governorates, were "the transport of people in vehicles not designed for this purpose and excessive speed".

The Road Safety Observatory stresses that the problem of transporting agricultural workers is still a recurring one, despite the promulgation of Law No. 2019-51 of June 11, 2019, creating a category of "transport of agricultural workers" and the publication of Government Decree No. 724-2020 of August 31, 2020, setting the conditions for the activity and use of this service.

The Observatory urged all associations and institutions to actively engage in efforts to raise awareness among road users to be more vigilant and to adopt wise behaviour.

The Observatory called on journalists working in the written and audiovisual press to support it in these awareness-raising efforts, paying particular attention to the issue of road safety.

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