The Moroccan Federation of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies thanks the Ministry for Equipment and Transport and the National Committee for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents for the drafting of this section.
The Traffic Code is part of the government’s road safety strategy. It provides a legal framework of reference for the reform and modernization of regulatory systems to fight the scourge of traffic accidents. The Code is decisively future-focused and includes new and progressive provisions relating to mobility and traffic in terms of technology, education and incentivizing.
This major reform project aims to clarify the rights and responsibilities of road users and the promotion of a culture of a safe and responsible use of roadways.
The Traffic Code is an ambitious statutory framework that expresses the collective will of all players concerned and all parts of civil society to ensure favorable conditions in order to protect the lives of citizens using the public roadways.
It is also a genuine national initiative whose ultimate purpose is to implant the values of civic responsibility, good citizenship, coexistence and social harmony, and to do so within a modern legal framework that protects individual rights, shared existence, and safe transportation.
The main provisions of the new traffic code revolve around the following elements:
- 1. Points-based drivers’ licenses;
- 2. Fixed Fines Imposed Per Occurrence;
- 3. Upgrading traffic enforcement;
- 4. Citizens’ rights and the prevention of corruption;
- Drunk driving;
- Liabilities and criminal penalties in case of accidents;
- Professional driving;
- Upgrading the technical inspection of vehicles;
- Upgrading driver training.