Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways

Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways - minister of transport

CMS-EGYPT-ROADS-CODING - Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways - minister of transport

CAIRO, Jan 2 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Minister of Transport Mohamed Lotfi Mansour said on Tuesday his ministry would introduce, for the first time, a global system for coding the highways to facilitate traffic.

Under the new system more traffic signs will be added to ensure safety for all passengers and motorists, the minister told reporters here.

The motorists will be more able to recognize the types of roads and their directions, he said, asserting that the ministry would conduct a survey on all highways nationwide using geological maps to maximize the road network.

The new coding system uses two similar digits for vertical highways and adds more numbers to the digits for branching roads.

The horizontal highways will be marked by three similar digits with the addition of more numbers to them for branching roads.

The ring roads around big cities will be marked by four digits, Mansour added.

The number of traffic accidents on Egypt's highways rose remarkably in the recent years. Thereby, the relevant department introduced more safety rules and tightened punishments for irregularities.

1 comment:

  1. Yo...Political appointee....ugh..
    how do I say this. Ain't gonna work. One has to be going at a speed where one can read the signs, not like you just been fired out of a rocket. But, you did justify your job ol boy. Ovaltine


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