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Mauritius: Police in open war against excessive speed




Mauritius: Police in open war against excessive speed
At the horizon of holidays of the year, the Mauritius Police Force assigned to road safety multiplies especially unannounced inspection operations in accident-prone areas during the weekend and decided to occupy the land day and night to fight against excessive speed motorists committed by some pressed or drunk.
 
Because since the beginning of 2013, the toll was heavy: more than 120 dead for a hundred accidents recorded, with always the same causes excessive speed and drink driving.
 
44,815 tickets for speeding were thus drawn up at the beginning of the year until mid-October with 26,835 offenders flashed by speed cameras.
 
1448 positive alcohol tests were also identified during this period and 5,302 drivers were fined for using their mobile phone while driving, as reports the newspaper Weekend of Mauritius.

As a reminder, the authorities relied on the introduction of penalty points with 15 points capital on May 10, for nearly 650,000 drivers and the arrival of twenty new cameras to curb road carnage in Mauritius.
 
2012 had been a nightmare year for road safety in Mauritius, with an increase in fatalities. 156 people were killed on Mauritian roads last year.
 
The drivers of two wheels are hit hard by the road carnage, with more than 40% of deaths. More than 170,000 two-wheel drive on asphalt, sharing the road with motorists.



Fabrice François


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