Ramgoolam: "The tougher laws against aggressive drivers"

12 years, 8 months ago - 28 January 2011
Ramgoolam: "The tougher laws against aggressive drivers"
Road safety remains a very important issue for the Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, who was speaking on Wednesday evening at the banquet of the Federation of Chinese companies at an international conference center Swami Vivekananda at Straws.


While asserting that the law will become more severe for those whose alcotest are positive, he urged the audience of guests to be cautious in taking the wheel. For Prime Minister, the horrifying accident which occurred on 12 January when 11 people were killed is a snap to realize the importance of good behaviour on the road.

Navin Ramgoolam has already appointed his special adviser on road safety. And very soon, a new center for driving tests will be introduced for drivers of trucks, buses and other heavy weight to see if they have the capacity to handle such cars on our roads. Foreigners will be required to perform these checks so that, according to Navin Ramgoolam, people can drive properly.

For better information the license plates soon will be changed.

The vehicles will be equipped with reflective plates that could well see the registration number. "We're going to be tougher on the breath and there will be no favors," warned the prime minister. In addition, four garages will be accredited to perform the technical inspection of cars.

Navin Ramgoolam has called that more discipline and politeness on the roads. "We will focus on respect for the rules of the road and also on training," he said.