IDF, police crack down on reckless drivers in Judea and Samaria

Operation underway to cut down on number of fatal accidents on Judea and Samaria roads.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

cuttin down on traffic accidents
cuttin down on traffic accidents
IDF spokesperson

A special enforcement operation began last week on the roads of Judea and Samaria. The IDF, in cooperation with Israel Police, are acting to combat the prevalence of traffic accidents and to enforce traffic laws.

There have been 201 traffic accidents in Judea and Samaria since the beginning of 2018, six of which resulted in fatalities. This is a 20% increase over 2017 in the number of fatal accidents.

Dozens of overt and covert vehicles have been deployed in Judea and Samaria and at key junctions as part of the operation, in addition to other enforcement measures that will be utilized.

The operation is focused mainly on traffic violations which can result in fatalities.

After two days of extensive activity, 628 traffic violations were reported, of which 38 were recorded for use of cellular phones while driving, 100 for speeding, and 144 for deviations and indirect violations. In addition, 41 vehicles were removed from the road.

"The IDF has prioritized the concern for the security of the citizens living in the area, thereby taking care of the safety of the residents and, together with the police, we are working to prevent the next accident. Just as it is important for us to maintain the security of the residents, we also take care of safety. We will do everything possible to prevent the carnage on the roads so that it will be a happy and safe holiday," said Kobi Barel, the coordinator of the IDF Central Command in Judea and Samaria.