AMET retains 31 freight trucks

The southern regional commander for the Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) says that 31 freight trucks were detained over the Christmas holidays for violating the decree that bans them from using the highways without special authorization. Over the holidays, the authorities ban freighters from major roads to reduce traffic accidents over this domestic peak transit period.

The Ministry of Public Works had banned the circulation of heavy trucks from Thursday, 24 December at noon through Saturday, 26 December at 6am. The measure, which is aimed at preventing accidents over the holidays, will also be in effect from Thursday, 31 December at noon to Saturday, 2 January 2010 at 6am.