Monday, December 18, 2017

Bull Bars to be Banned in Morocco

An surprise announcement by Morocco's Ministry of Transport has decreed that protection bars on vehicles (Bull bars) will be prohibited from 1 January 2018.

The Ministry says this change is part of a strengthening of road safety and aimed at protecting pedestrians and vulnerable road users. Such a device mounted on a vehicle will be considered as a defect as of the beginning of the new year.

It is unclear if the decree will apply to vehicles brought into the country by tourists.

And, no jaywalking!

This news comes at the same time as police have started enforcing the use of zebra crossings. The law is included on the 2010 Traffic Regulation but is still not extensively applied.

From now and on, crossing streets in Morocco outside of zebra crosses is subject to a MAD 20 to MAD 50 fine. The law has set the settlement fine at MAD 25.


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