Drivers Undergo Medical Tests to Ensure They are Still Fit to Drive
19 Septembre 2013 - Défi Media Group
Drivers will soon undergo medical tests to make sure they do not have any disease that can be life as well as the passengers in danger.
The Prime Minister's Office is currently working on a bill to this effect. A decision that follows the visit of Dr. Charles Mercier Guyon, a French specialist in road safety. This has made several proposals to the Mauritian government.
Ben Buntipilly, Special Advisor on Road Safety Office of the Prime Minister, in a statement to Radio Plus Monday, September 16, says he is not a question of removing the license to anyone.
A "medical board," he said, will focus on the back of each driver concerned and try to find solutions. "With the high rate of people with diabetes Mauritius, there may be a driver makes a diabetic attack or a heart attack while driving. Which could endanger his life as well as passengers. We are not saying that the drivers will be unemployed. If someone has a vision problem, we advise him to wear glasses, "says Ben Buntipilly.
This bill will initially time professional drivers, but will extend further to all motorists.
Dr. Guyon will return to Mauritius in November as part of the entry into force of this Act.