A Million and 200 Thousand "Crazy" Drivers Deprived From Driving Within 6 Months

date 2017/07/10 views 423 comments 0

icon-writer Nouara Bachouche /*/ English Version: Med.B.

The National Gendarmerie and National Police have stripped one million and 200 thousand motorists of driving by June 30th this year, equivalent to depriving 6,000 drivers a day from driving at the national level because their driving licenses have been withdrawn or held for 10 to 6 months.

Sources told “Echorouk” that the new procedures were enforced by the summer season by the elements of the Gendarmerie and Police to deter the reckless drivers and lovers of speed on the roads.

According to statistics in the possession of “Echorouk”, the National Gendarmerie has withdrawn and retained 82,921 driving licenses during the period from 1 January to 30 June of this year. 

The number of recorded violations was set at 395,368. The driving license was revoked after 48 hours, as the procedure by the relevant committee to withdraw and revoke driving licenses was required when the fine was not paid to a minimum of 424,154 violations. 

The driver's license was thus revoked  for 10 days, while the driving capacity was not affected. On the other hand, the Gendarmerie issued 90,808 fines. The fines are estimated at 1,718,813,000 DA, while fines for technical surveillance of cars during the first six months of 2017 are estimated at 69,961.

For its part, the Police services withdrew and retained during the same period more than 400 thousand driving licenses, with 326,484 identified being as a violation of the safety measures to lessen the ill-fated “terrorism” of roads.

According to Police and Gendarmerie reports, major cities such as the capital Algiers as well as, Oran, Annaba, Constantine and Setif top the list of cities that are known for the revoking of driving licenses from reckless drivers, followed by central cities such as Bouira, Tipaza, Blida, Medea, Ain Defla, Boumerdes and other provinces across the country.

The Public Treasury received more than 80 billion centimes (DA) in fines levied by the Gendarmerie and Police services ranging between 2,000 and 6,000 dinars, according to the type of traffic road violation committed by many reckless drivers, the same sources added. 

Henceforward, the offender is compelled to pay the fine within a period not exceeding 45 days. In case of non-payment, the fine shall be doubled along with the deduction of two additional points from the balance of the driving license holder.

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