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Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics (Island of Mauritius) - Year 2016

 

Highlights

  

 
Vehicles registered
 
1.                  At end of December 2016, some 507,676 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority compared to 486,144 at the end of December 2015, i.e. an increase of 21,532 or 4.4%.
 
2.                  Some 26,658 vehicles joined the fleet whilst 5,126 were put out of circulation during the year.
 
3.                  The fleet consisted mostly of cars, double cab pickup and dual-purpose vehicles (255,199 or 50%) and motorized two-wheelers (199,399 or 39%). The remaining 11% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
 
Road traffic accidents
 
4.                  The number of road traffic accidents increased by 2.8% from 28,476 in 2015 to 29,277 in 2016.  Among these accidents, 132 were fatal (caused death) against 127 in the preceding year, up by 3.9%.
 
5.                  Accident rate, (number of accidents per 100,000 mid-year population) is estimated at 2,397, higher than the 2015 figure of 2,333. The number of accident per 1,000 mid-year registered vehicles works out to 59 against 60 in 2015.
 
6.                  The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents in 2016 was 57,282, that is, 1,495 or 2.7% higher than the 2015 figure of 55,787.
 
7.                  The number of casualties (fatalities and persons injured as a result of road accidents) increased by 3.3% from 3,722 in 2015 to 3,845 in 2016. Among the casualties, around 40% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 24% passengers, 17% drivers, 15% pedestrians and 4% pedal cyclists.
 
8.                  During the year 2016, some 144 persons died as a result of road accidents against 139 in 2015, showing an increase of 3.6%.
 

 

 

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March 2017