Bahrain sees 14pc jump in traffic violations
Manama, April 25, 2012
A total of 10,823 traffic violations were reported between April 12 and 18, with the majority of offenders being pulled over for not wearing seatbelts (1,608), said a top official.
Other offences included jumping red lights (648), using mobile phones while driving (976), speeding and racing on public roads (582), illegal overtaking (419), driving in a no-entry road (137), carrying excess weight (126) and allowing children aged under 10 to sit in the front seat (68).
The current statistics represent a 14 per cent increase compared to the previous week when 9,508 traffic violations were recorded, said Traffic culture director Major Moosa Al Dossary said the General Directorate of Traffic. – TradeArabia News Service
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