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CAIRO: In an endless cacophony of car horns, Mostafa Ekram each day confronts the frenzy of Cairo's traffic jams: pedestrians darting out into the street, swerving tuk-tuks and even donkey carts.It's an everyday occurrence in Cairo, a sprawling metropolis of 20 million inhabitants where traffic laws are rarely respected and traffic jams can grind on well into the night."The best remedy is high-quality public transport ... to convince people to use them instead of using their cars," Okail says.Regardless of the costs, those with the means still opt to drive their own car or take a taxi rather than use public transport.The authorities also plan to extend the Cairo metro, whose three existing lines are used by as many as 3.5 million commuters a day.In 2015, some 14,500 accidents blighted Egypt's roads, resulting in 6,000 deaths and 19,000 injuries, with an average of 17 deaths per day.
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