Egypt’s Public Prosecutor Intensifies Punishment on Surpassing Legal Speed Limit

Written by Reem Ahmed

by Nada Khaled

The Public Prosecutor of Egypt, Mohamed Shawky, has recently issued a directive indicating that individuals who surpass the legal speed limit to a significant extent will be prosecuted for putting lives in danger.

The Public Prosecution released a decree on Saturday, stating that it is in response to the increasing number of traffic accidents that have occurred recently, resulting in significant loss of life and property.

The prosecution has identified the violation of speed limits as the primary cause of these accidents. This move aims to address the issue and ensure the safety of the public.

After a terrible accident in which a truck carrying sand collided with 16 vehicles on Cairo’s Ring Road near Maadi, directives were issued. The collision led to the death of four people and left 11 others injured. Following police investigations, it was determined that the truck driver had lost control of the vehicle due to driving at excessive speeds.

In his decree, Shawky instructs the offices of the Public Prosecution in all governorates to take necessary legal actions against those who are responsible for violating traffic rules. This includes imposing legal fines that are commensurate with the severity of the offense.

He emphasizes that individuals who grossly exceed speed limits pose a severe threat to people’s lives and properties, and instill fear and insecurity among road users. Those who are proven to have committed such offenses will face criminal trials.

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