Interior Ministry to enforce safety belt law for motorists as of Saturday

Aswat Masriya, Saturday 14 Jun 2014

The decision will be enforced starting Saturday

A 150 Egyptian pounds ($21) fine for motorists who do not wear a seat belt will be enforced as of Saturday 14 June, said an Interior Ministry official.

The seat belt law was not strictly enforced previously, Major General Medhat Qoreitam told Aswat Masriya on Thursday.

The ministry's traffic department had earlier launched some awareness campaigns for three days to educate people on the importance of safety and the need to fasten seat belts.

The Traffic Accidents Research Centre had reported that the highest number of injuries in accidents is because motorists do not wear seat belts, the department said.

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