JERUSALEM (Jul. 24)
Jerusalem police are employing radar and helicopter observers to apprehend speeding motorists and other traffic violators responsible for a rash of fatal highway accidents in and around the capital in recent weeks. About 300 summonses for reckless driving have been issued to motorists since the new methods were put into effect two weeks ago.
Police officials attribute much of the traffic accidents to road repair and construction work which, they say, should have resulted in greater caution by motorists but apparently has had the opposite effect. Jerusalem motorists are rapidly becoming as bad as those in Tel Aviv who are notorious for speeding and discourtesy, Jerusalem police officials said.
Ten Arabs were killed and an undetermined number were injured this morning when their bus crashed head on into a seven-ton produce truck en route to Tel Aviv. The Arabs, all construction workers from Nablus, were on their way to jobs as construction workers in the building industry.