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Mauritius: roadside checks every night to fight against drinking and driving as well as speed

On the eve of New Year festivities, police units assigned to road safety increase unannounced control operations in the listed spots in the four corners of the island.
The police decided to occupy the field, particularly at night, to combat speeding by motorists somewhat hurried or under the influence of alcohol.
"These operations will be maintained throughout the nights with particular interest on the drunk driving and failure to comply with the speed limit", explains on the side of the headquarters of the police in the central barracks.

Police forces will be especially visible according to central barracks close to the drinking places which attract many revelers and on the outskirts of nightclubs, but also "there where motorists who least expect us", as the newspaper Le Mauricien relates. 
 As a reminder, 126 deaths have been recorded on the Mauritian roads from 1 January to 1 December 2013, while 142 people have been killed during the same calendar period in 2012.
The Mauritian authorities have thus gambled on the introduction of the license on May 10 and the arrival of more than 20 new automatic radars in the island to curb road carnage.

The year 2012 has been a nightmarish year for road safety in Mauritius, with an increase in fatal accidents.
156 people lost their lives on the roads of the island last year.

Fabrice François

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