A student was killed after a collision between a car and monocycle on a highway in New Valley. Immediately the ambulances were dispatched to the scene an carried the victim Al Farafra central hospital. 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 recently published WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety، though there are laws on speed، Blood Alcohol Concentration for the general population، seat-belt wearing and helmet wearing، they are poorly enforced. In addition، there is no adequate provision of infrastructure for non-motorized modes of transport.
Egypt is one of the ten countries included in the WHO Road Safety in 10 countries project which will be conducted over 5-years by a consortium of six international partners.