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Mauritius: Motorcyclists hit hard by road safety on the island

The number of deaths of motorcyclists on Mauritian roads increased from January to September 2014 compared to official figures recorded last year on the same calendar period.
46 motorcyclists died in traffic accident in Mauritius. 32 pedestrians were also fatally mowed during the first nine months of 2014.
To recap, 2012 was particularly nightmarish year for road safety in Mauritius, with a note down of 156 deaths.
Drivers of two wheels had been hit hard by this road carnage, with more than 40% of deaths. Over 170,000 motorbikes drive on asphalt, sharing the road with motorists.
As a reminder, the Mauritian authorities have relied on the introduction of penalty points May 10, 2013 and the multiplication of speed cameras on the island, to stop road carnage. Motorcyclists are also obliged to wear a reflective vest at night.
In 2013, 136 people died on the roads of Mauritius.


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