427 killed in road accidents in Giza during 2015: source
Road accidents in Egypt. Youm7 archive.

CAIRO: A total of 427 people were killed in 1,552 road accidents took place in Giza in 2015; Youm7 quoted a security source Thursday.

Traffic crashes, which occurred on main roads and bridges across the governorate, also resulted in some 1,292 injuries during the period from Jan.1 until Nov.30.

The source noted that some 1,205 vehicles have been damaged in the crashes.

Last week, Youm7 reported through security sources that a number of 1,390 car accidents were spotted in Cairo, leaving 592 killed and 1,222 wounded.

A total of 6,916 car accidents took place during the first half of 2015, with an increase of 3.5 percent compared to 6,685 in the same period last year, according to a recent bulletin by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

Although transport experts blame the crashes on the “lack of safety measures” at Egyptian roads, official reports signal “human error” as a major factor.

Egypt has recently been escalating measures to monitor road safety, through applying random drug-test to drivers, checking on car licenses, building new roads and renewing old ones as part of a national road project.

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