Increase in road accidents in Algeria

Road accident AlgeriaAlgerian roads have been deadly during H1 2021 especially after the easing of the lockdown restrictions.

According to Nacer Sais, CEO of the “Société Nationale d’Assurance” (SAA), the number of traffic accidents, throughout the Algerian territory, increased by 30% compared to the same period in 2020.

The National Delegation for Road Safety (DNR) reports 1 292 deaths from January to the end of May 2021, that is 10 deaths and 100 injuries per day.

The losses during the first five months of 2021 were estimated at more than 60 billion DZD (450 million USD), a heavy burden for insurers and state funds.

The DNR is currently working on a draft amendment to the Highway Code. The latter could introduce a criminalization of some serious offenses and suggest a prison sentence for some offenses currently punishable by financial fines.

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