National Gendarmerie
Road security
Activity report of the National Gendarmerie units for the year 2020
     In the area of road safety, which is a priority for both public authorities and citizens, the National Gendarmerie secures and controls nearly 85% of the road network and regularly readapts its systems on the field, fostering a mobile, active presence, in particular a preventive one, and a judicious use of technical and aerial means, as well as an optimal occupation in time and space of the communication channels.
     These actions were supported by a set of complementary links, including, among other things, expertise, scientific examinations and studies, training of specialized personnel and communication and awareness-raising actions, carried out daily in the field and also via SMS and on social media.
     These efforts made it possible to record an improvement in the main indicators of road safety for the year 2020, where the units of the National Gendarmerie recorded a total of 6,195 accidents, having resulted in 2,294 deaths and 9,963 injuries.
     In addition, the decrease recorded compared to 2019, the comparison made between the 2020 balance sheet and that of 2014, the year from which the National Gendarmerie set itself the strategic objective of reducing the number of road accidents annually , highlights an overall decrease of 75% in the number of accidents (from 24,388 in 2014 to 6,195 in 2020), 42% in the number of deaths (from 3,984 in 2014 to 2,294 in 2020) and 77% in number injured (from 44,546 in 2014 to 9,963 in 2020).
     In essence, this activity report, which represents the concretization of the action plan of the National Gendarmerie Command, is qualified as positive. The results were achieved thanks to the improvement of security coverage which reached, this year, a rate of 87.80% of the national territory, with an increase of 0.78% compared to 2019 following the creation of new units and the strengthening of security, especially along the borders, as well as the sacrifices and efforts made by all the personnel of the National Gendarmerie to overcome the challenges and to live up to the confidence that our nation and our citizens grant them.