Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics
(Island of Mauritius)
January - June 2015 – Highlights
1. At end of June 2015, some 476,207 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority compared to 465,052 at the end of December 2014, i.e. an increase of 11,155 or 2.4%.
2. Between January and June 2015, some 13,673 vehicles joined the fleet while 2,518 were put out of circulation.
3. The fleet consisted largely of cars, double cap pickup and dual-purpose vehicles (233,098 or 49%) and motorized two-wheelers (191,171 or 40%). The remaining 11% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
Road traffic accidents
4. During January to June 2015, the number of road accidents increased by 8.8% to 13,779 compared to 12,668 recorded during the corresponding period of 2014. Among these accidents, 66 were fatal (caused death) against 61 registered during the corresponding period of 2014.
5. The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents during the period January to June 2015 was 26,945, that is, 2,283 or 9.3% higher than the figure of 24,662 recorded during the same period of 2014.
6. During the same period, the number of casualties decreased by 0.2% to 1,844 compared to 1,848 recorded in the corresponding period of 2014. Among the casualties, around 39% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 25% passengers, 17% pedestrians, 14% drivers and 5% pedal cyclists.
7. During the first semester of 2015, some 68 persons died as a result of road accidents against 65 during the corresponding period of 2014, showing an increase of 4.6%.