Press Release
12-2-2006
January 2006 witnessed 97 accidents, 127 bodies and 567 injured Road accidents: A violation to the right to life in Egypt

" Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue" (FDHRD) revealed via its press observatory mission, the high average to road accidents in Egypt in which it is considered a threat to citizens' right to life; FDHRD mission monitored the phenomenon in six daily newspapers (Al-Akhbar, Al-Ahram, Al-Wafd, Al- Gomhoria, Nahdat Misr and Al- Masry al-Youm), as a result here are the observatory results witnessed in 2006:
    a) January 2006 witnessed 97 road accidents in Egypt.

    b) The accidents victims were 127 bodies: 80 men, 19 women, 3 children, 9 anonymous distinguished due to being carbonised and 16 hold unknown sex.

    c) The injured victims were 567: 123 men, 25 women, 7 children and 412 hold unknown sex.

    d) The majority of victims were Egyptians, from foreign countries: 6 Australians, 17 Polish, and one citizen from Germany.

    e) The majority of accidents were concentrated on occasions [New Years Day (1/ 1 / 2006, Greater Bairam Day (10 January) and Coptic Christmas Day (7 / 1 / 2006)].

    f) The most prominent road accidents witnessed in Egypt 2006: Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural road 65 - 67% the majority, Cairo-Alexandria Desert road 7 - 7.21%, Al-Zagazig - Abu Hammad road 3 - 3.09%, Hurgada International Airport road 3 - 3.09%, Al-Tawfiqia - Itay al-Baroud road 3 - 3.09% also and finally Aga - Daqahlia road 2 accidents - 2.06%.

    g) According to the accidents' reasons, 65 of high car-speed 67.01% the majority, 19 of bad weather circumstances (fog and rains) 19.58%, 2 of driver's snooze while driving 2.06%, also 4 accidents due to leading in the opposite direction, sudden pause and lack of traffic instructive information and finally 7 accidents couldn't identify their reasons.


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