Speeding: State Pocketed Rs 36 Million In Seven Months
27 August 2013 - lexpress.mu
18,144 motorists flashed for speeding from 1 January to Tuesday, August 20. Each paying Rs 2000 fine. The state has pocketed a sum of Rs 36.288 million in seven months.
Some 3,037 drivers flashed by the camera installed on the highway Roche-Bois, 2730 by the Coromandel. The Speed Camera of Sivananda, Curepipe road has it taken 2,280 motorists. Besides other installed across the island ... In fact, from January 1st to Tuesday, August 20 18 144 motorists were flashed for speeding cameras. These violations should report the sum of Rs 36.288 million to the state. A driver gets flashed, indeed, a fine of Rs 2000.
Since the beginning of the year, several fixed cameras were installed in different parts of the country for flashing motorists exceeding the speed limit. Mobile cameras are also used by several police units. These measures were taken to reduce the alarming number of fatal accidents on our roads.
82 fatal accidents were recorded from January to August 20, against 87 for the same period last year, according to an officer from the Traffic Branch of the Central Barracks. This decrease is opposed to increasing the number of fatalities on our roads. Indeed, 98 lives were lost this year compared to 93 last year, always for the period from 1 January to 20 August. This is due to two fatal accidents: the Sorèze at straws, which had ten deaths and the Bel-pond that was, it's four. At the Traffic Branch, it is stated that the police are present on the ground across the island to enforce the rules of the road.