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Mauritius: Encouraging figures of road safety from January to mid-July 2014

While the number of people killed on the Mauritian roads decreased by 12.8% in 2013 with 136 deaths from January 1 to mid-July 2014, 71 people were killed in traffic accidents in Mauritius against 84 during the same calendar period of the last year, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.

The Mauritian authorities have especially bet on the introduction of the licence penalty point on May 10, 2013 and the proliferation of speed cameras on the island, to curb the road carnage and the obligation from 2014 for motorcyclists to wear a reflective vest at night.
 As a reminder, 2012 was a nightmarish year for road safety in Mauritius, with 156 deaths listed.
Two-wheelers drives had been hit hard by the road carnage, with more than 40% of fatalities.
More than 170,000 two-wheelers run on asphalt, sharing the road with motorists.

Fabrice François

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