Official website of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein
Press Room
News Room

News Release
Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)

King Expresses Worries about Increasing Road Accidents
Amman, 14 January 2004

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday expressed his worries about the increasing number of road accidents and what they cause of human and financial losses.

Speaking during a visit to Jordan Traffic Institute, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, King Abdullah urged the concerned parties to draw up well-studied strategies and plans to reduce road a ccidents and their tragic consequences.

The King also stressed the necessity to pinpoint the main reasons behind these accidents and put forward effective recommendations and solutions that can increase safety on roads.

King Abdullah, who was also accompanied by Prime Minister, Royal Court Minister and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, hoped that the institute's plans and programs would increase traffic awareness particularly amongst children and drivers.

Queen Rania noted the important role of the media and school programs to increase this awareness.

According to statistics released by Traffic Police Department, road accidents killed 850 people last year and 17,000 were injured, 3,000 of them sustained permanent deformity.