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Mauritius: The wearing of reflective vest now mandatory at night only




Some 500 people protested this morning, around 11 a.m., before the Parliament in Mauritius against the compulsory wearing of reflective vest during daytime.
 
Several police officers were summoned on-site because of the big crowd present on site

The manifestation was organized by a group of people on the social network Facebook, "manifestation against fluorescent vest ".
Some have even burned their reflective vests under the gaze of one and other. Traffic was blocked in the vicinity.

Faced to this event and after having received this morning, representatives of the motorcyclists, the Mauritian Government has decided that the law requiring users of two-wheeled wearing reflective vest is now applicable during the night only. The wearing of the vest reflective in the day is also optional depending on the choice of motorcyclists, as reported in the L' Express newspaper.

Politicians and trade unionists were also present at the event in this Tuesday, January 7.
 
Note that another manifestation took place yesterday at the same place to demand the revision of the law on the wearing of the reflective vest.
Fines so far taken for the non-wearing of reflective vest will be no more considered.

photo : lexpress.mu
photo : lexpress.mu



Waheda Mungly


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