Cairo governorate witnessed today morning a state of traffic congestion in several vital areas and streets amid an intensified presence of traffic policemen to ease congestion.
According to a recent World Bank report، the Cairo Traffic Congestion Study estimated the annual costs of the congestion in Cairo to be up to EGP50 billion، or US$8.0 billion noting that at least 1،000 Cairenes die each year in traffic related accidents، of whom more than half are pedestrians، and over 4،000 are injured.
These rates are far higher than those recorded in most other major cities of the world.
Noteworthy، Egypt loses about 12 000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100 000 population. Majority (48%) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20%) of these fatalities، according to the World Health organization