The main roads and squares witnessed Friday a smooth traffic flow، amid the presence of traffic policemen to prevent any traffic jam or accidents as well، ‘Extra News’ TV reported.
The annual costs of the congestion in Cairo is estimated to be up to EGP50 billion، noting that at least 1،000 people die each year in traffic-related accidents، of whom more than half are pedestrians and over 4،000 injuries، according to a recent World Bank report on Cairo traffic congestion.
These rates are far higher than those recorded in most other major cities of the world.
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. The 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.