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PSD inspects over 800,000 vehicles in winter safety campaign

By Rana Husseini - Dec 02,2023 - Last updated at Dec 02,2023

AMMAN — Over 800,000 vehicles underwent inspections as part of the Central Traffic Department’s yearly winter campaign to check on automobiles in the Kingdom.

The yearly campaign, which began on November 2, aims to ensure that vehicles are prepared and equipped with the essential components needed for the winter season, to reduce road accidents.

 “Ninety per cent of the 805,000 vehicles; successfully passed the inspection campaign,” according to a Public Security Directorate (PSD) statement. 

The remaining 10 per cent were issued notices to fix the problems in their vehicle within one week, according to the PSD statement.

“The vehicles that did not pass the inspection tests will be followed up by the Central Traffic Department until their technical problems are fixed,” the PSD statement added.

The campaign is being implemented by the Civil Defence Department, the relevant traffic directorates, and the Mass Media and Community Policing Directorate.

The inspection entities will also include the Royal Department for Environment Protection and traffic technical and maintenance experts.

The law-enforcement officers inspected tyres, windshield wipers and their water tanks, seatbelts, lights and heating systems as well as external bodywork.

Stickers were issued to vehicles that passed the inspections so that traffic officers do not stop the driver again for random inspection.

If the driver fails to fix his/her vehicle, a ticket will be issued, the PSD statement added.

According to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Department, the total registered vehicles in the Kingdom in 2022 were approximately 2.1 million, which the department said was an increase of 3.94 from the year 2021.

The PSD used social media outlets to raise motorists’ awareness regarding the proper maintenance of their vehicles ahead of the winter season.

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