road safety

UPDATED: 32 killed, 63 injured in a multi-vehicle collision on Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road

Sat, 28 Oct 2023 - 09:10 GMT

More than 45 injuries were reported Saturday as a result of a multi-vehicle collision on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road that caused at least 13 cars charred.

French, Belgian ambassadors express sincere thanks to President Sisi for swift action towards Aswan crash

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 01:26 GMT

The French Ambassador in Cairo, Marc Baretti, and the Belgian Ambassador, François Cornet, praised the quick move of Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia in the early hours of the collision of a tourist bus and a vehicle collision on the Abu Simbel Road Wednesday.

Egypt’s road quality ranking improved from 118th to 28th thanks to national projects: Syndicate head

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 - 09:51 GMT

Head of Engineers Syndicate Hani Dahi said that Egypt’s ranking in global road safety improved, rising from 118th to 28th thanks to national road projects.

First trial hearing of businessman’s son over DUI crash postponed to Feb. 5

Sat, 01 Jan 2022 - 12:22 GMT

The Giza Criminal Court ruled Saturday to postpone the first hearing of the trial of Karim el-Hawary, who is accused in Sheikh Zayed collision to February 5.

In pics: Egypt’s New Valley reveals longest road network achievement as 2021 concludes

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 - 02:04 GMT

The New Valley Governorate is close to conclude the construction of the longest road network with lengths of more than 1,200 km as the New Year approaches.

Trial of businessman's son over driving under influence crash begins in January

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 - 02:40 GMT

Egypt’s prosecution has referred Karim el-Hawary, the son of renowned Egyptian businessman Mohamed el-Hawary, to the criminal court on Monday over charges of manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Prosecutor orders detention of man accused of driving under influence, killing 4

Mon, 13 Dec 2021 - 12:26 GMT

Counselor Hamada Al-Sawy, the Public Prosecutor, ordered the detention of the accused, Karim Al-Hawari, for four days pending investigations, over possessing a narcotic substance, and mistakenly causing the death of four people.

Egypt’s road quality ranking advances thanks to national projects

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 01:15 GMT

Egypt’s ranking has advanced 90 places compared to its ranking in 2014, where it was in the 118th place.

17 injured, including children, in school bus accident in Haram

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 02:19 GMT

A school bus carrying 19 people, including children, crashed into a light post in Haram streets caused several injuries and no deaths were reported.

Speedy microbus driver arrested over Badrashin accident

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 03:27 GMT

The surveillance cameras showed that when the small vehicle slowed down, the microbus hit it leaving a number of casualties, including children.

Egypt’s death toll due to road accidents decline by 44%

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 02:46 GMT

The cabinet’s infograph explains that Egypt recorded 7,000 death cases in 2020, compared to 12,000 cases in 2019.

In pics: 8 injured in multi-vehicle collision on Ring Road

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 - 04:11 GMT

The collision led to car fires, but there are no deaths reported, according to the Ministry of Health.

Egypt mulls using BRT systems on Ring Road to reduce traffic jam

Sat, 02 May 2020 - 02:17 GMT

BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit, which are systems for buses aiming to reduce speed.

Van turned over in Qena, leaves 43 people injured, mostly children

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 - 03:02 GMT

The van turned due to high speed; 43 passengers suffer minor bruises and cuts. The passengers were transferred to several hospitals northern Qena, and most of them are in stable conditions.

INTERVIEW - Zoleka Mandela: A story of a fighter for road safety

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 02:48 GMT

Hit by painful experiences of sexual abuse, breast cancer, alcohol and drug addiction, Zoleka Mandela, 39, opened up to Egypt Today about how she turned her life.

Progress in Africa's road safety requires more states' ratification of charter: AU commissioner

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 - 01:04 GMT

“For the first time, and amid rapid urbanization, more than half a billion people are added to Africa’s urban population by 2040,” AU commissioner said.

Malian Transport Minister: We look forward to receive EgyptAir flights in Bamako

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 04:23 GMT

The relations between Egypt and Mali started in 1960 after Mali’s independence.

Egypt shows strong leadership, progress in transport system: Swedish Min.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 02:19 GMT

“I am impressed by the progress made now in Egypt, since I was in Egypt last time 10 years ago," said Swedish Minister of Transport.

Egypt, Sweden probe cooperation in transport, road safety domains

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 12:09 GMT

Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir on Wednesday met Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth on the sidelines of their participation in the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden.

Egypt 'our largest client in MENA' with important energy, transport portfolio: World Bank VP Makhtar Diop

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 07:20 GMT

World Bank's VP Diop urgedt governments to adopt a holistic approach in order to achieve road safety goal.