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Mauritius: The police want to stop bloodshed on roads

Since January, 151 people were killed on roads in Mauritius. An increase compared to last year.
High speed and alcohol are the main two factors of fatal accidents in Mauritius. Motorcyclists are also affected by this road carnage, with more than 40% of those killed. 169,920 two-wheeled share the asphalt with motorists.

To stop the growing number of deaths on the island, the police decided to be more alert on the roadside at the approach of end-of-year festivals to lower the Mauritian drivers risk behaviors. "We have doubled the number of officers in the field. Mobile speed cameras put to work in areas know to be at risk. There are constant checks on the roads.  At the end of the year, we call for the vigilance of those who take the road, do not drink and drive", explained the police at the site

Fabrice François

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