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Mauritius: Motorcyclists pay a heavy price for road security

While the number of people killed on the Mauritian roads has decreased by 12.8% in 2013 from the registered official figures the previous year with 136 deceased persons, drivers and passengers of two-wheeled pay a heavy toll on road safety.
16 riders have thus lost their lives on the roads at the beginning of the year 2014, with increasing numbers over the same calendar period from 2013, as reported by the newspaper Le Matinal.
The Mauritian authorities have especially worked on the introduction of the licence 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. Riders had been affected hit by this road carnage, with more than 40% of those killed.
More than 170,000 two-wheel roll on asphalt, sharing the road with motorists.

Fabrice François

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