CAIRO: A trial run of traffic enforcement cameras kicked off in Cairo Monday under a plan to improve the city’s security situation, source within Cairo traffic department told Youm7.
The move comes to obligate car owners to follow the driving regulations and use the metal plates authorized by the Cairo traffic dept, the source said, adding that the cameras will be first installed in the city’s intersections.
During the past few months, Cairo governorate has taken serious steps to restore order in the streets following the chaos caused by the 2011 uprising. Hundreds of vendors were moved from Cairo’s squares of Tahrir and Ramses to the busy transit point of Torgoman parking lot.
Cairo, with its over 20 million population, has the biggest number of cars nationwide totaling 2.14 million, according to figures released from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in 2014.
An average of 17 persons died per day in road accidents in Egypt in 2014, according to report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)
A total of 14,403 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2014, 7.5 percent less than in 2013, CAPMAS reported.