Tunisia: Call to improve structures to reduce motor accidents
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Jan 2022
Road accidents in Tunisia in 2021 until the first week of December have resulted in more than 400 fatalities and injured more than 6,100, according to the National Observatory of Road Safety.
Fatality numbers increased, while those of the injured dropped, reported Tunis Africa Press citing the National Observatory of Road Safety head of the communications department Mourad Jouini.
Speaking at a recent National Council of Road Safety meeting, Mr Jouini said this was an opportunity to think about the mechanisms for strengthening state structures and civil society in the fight against road accidents.
He added that the objective of the council is to consider more deterrent mechanisms to reduce road accidents.
Road accidents in Tunisia most commonly involve cars, followed by motorbikes and thirdly, pedestrians, he noted.
Around 200,000 accidents occur each year, said the Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies president Habib Ben Hassine, adding that it is important to increase road safety awareness campaigns.
For his part, interior minister Taoufik Charfeddine said that Tunisia is committed to halving road accidents by 2030. M