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Mauritius: 17% of decline in the number of person killed on the roads of the island since the beginning of the year




Photo lexpress.mu
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While the number of people killed on the Mauritian road has decreased of 12.8% in 2013 with 136 deceased persons, 77 persons were killed from January 1 to August 6 2014 in traffic accident in Mauritius against 93 during the same calendar period last year, as reported by the L’express of Mauritius newspaper, that is, a decline of about 17%.
 
The Mauritian authorities have counted on the introduction of license penalty points on 10 May 2013 and multiplication of automatic radars on the island, to curb the road carnage as well as the obligation since 2014 for motorcyclists to wear reflective vests at night.
 
As a reminder, 2012 had been a nightmarish year for the road security of the island, with 156 dead recorded.
 
Two wheelers riders had been hit hard by this road carnage, with more than 40% of those killed.
 
Over 170.000 of two wheelers drive on asphalt, share the road with automobilists.
 



Fabrice François


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