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Reducing speed limits: The next big move is underway

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Reducing speed limits: The next big move is underway

Motorists are warned. The installation of 30Km/h to 40 km/h speed limit signs are scheduled to kick off next week in all streets of towns and villages.

Defi Media reported that the measure has been introduced on a pilot basis in Port Louis and will now be extended across the island.

This speed limit project is part of the global road safety campaign led by the United Nations (UN).

The decision is meant to reduce pollution and improve safety. However, there has been critics claim traffic jams will worsen, pollution will increase and the whole thing will make everyone’s lives more stressful.

On the other hand, reports from several European cities claim that when speed limits were cut from 50 to 30 km/hr, the number of people severely injured in road accidents dropped by up to 72%.

With regards to noise pollution, a 30 km/hr speed limit is said to reduce noise by 3 decibels – that’s a 50% reduction in overall noise levels.

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