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Mauritius: Number of deaths on the roads declining, but the two-wheelers still heavily affected




While the license penalty points which came into force on 10 May 2013 has been discontinued by the new government in place and that the forty or so speed cameras are no longer operational for the time being since 1 January 2015, the number of deaths on the Mauritius roads is decreasing.
 
Thus, for the first four month of the year, 41 people have died on the Mauritian roads against 45 over the same calendar period in 2014. The only drawback in statistical table, the beginning of the year to 25 April 2015, an increase of two-wheelers who lost their lives have been noted compared to figures recorded a year earlier. 19 motorcyclists died against 14 at the same period in 2014.
 
As a reminder, 137 people have lost their lives on the Mauritian roads in 2014 against 136 deaths listed last year. 56 two-wheelers in particular died. Over 187,851 two wheelers drove on asphalt at the end of December 2014, sharing the road with other motorists. 36 pedestrians also lost their lives on the roads in Mauritius last year.



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