CAIRO, Nov 14 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's cabinet's decision to limit trucks' traffic hours inside cities from 11 pm to 6 am will be applied starting Saturday, the Central Traffic Department said Friday.
Egypt's cabinet issued on November 5 a new legislation restricting trucks' traffic hours within cities to nighttime after a school bus crash on an agricultural road in Beheira left 18 killed.
This decision is limited to cities only, state-run MENA quoted Director of the Department, Mostafa Darwish, as saying. Trucks are allowed to travel on all highways, desert, and agricultural roads at all times.
The prosecutor general referred to trial on Tuesday a truck driver and the school bus driver for being responsible for the crash.
Road accidents are a common occurrence in Egypt, being among the prime causes of death in the Arab world's most populous country.
According to a report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) in June, the number of car accidents occurring in Egypt in 2013 rose by 0.4 percent when compared to the 2012 figure.