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Road Deaths Soar, Over 35 Lives Lost Already



Road Deaths Soar, Over 35 Lives Lost Already

A tragic accident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, March 31, in La Tour Koenig has resulted in the deaths of two women, raising the number of fatalities on our roads since January 1 to over 35.

If this trend continues for the rest of the year, the toll could surpass that of 2023 when 138 people lost their lives in road accidents, compared to 108 in 2022, according to a report released by Statistics Mauritius on March 29th.

This represents a 31.3% increase in deaths in just one year. The number of accidents causing serious injuries has risen by 10.2% and those causing minor injuries have increased by 7.7%.

Over the past 10 years, from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2023, a total of 1,349 people have died on our roads, with 5,316 people sustaining serious injuries during this period.

It is worth noting that in 2023 alone, there were 36,400 accidents recorded on our roads involving 71,191 vehicles.

Over the past decade, from 2014 to 2023, there have been a total of 272,052 accidents on Mauritian roads.

Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable, with 1,132 victims of accidents. However, it is important to note that the number of cars on the road far exceeds the number of motorcycles.

9.9% of accidents involved vans and minibuses. This means that these types of vehicles are the second most involved in accidents, when taking into account their proportion in the total vehicle population.

Source: Defi Media

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