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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)
Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics
(Island of Mauritius)
Year 2012 – Highlights 
 
 
1.                  At end of December 2012, some 421,926 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority compared to 400,919 at the end of December 2011, i.e. an increase of 21,007 or 5.2%.
 
2.                  Some 25,801 vehicles joined the fleet whilst 4,794 were put out of circulation during the year.
 
3.                  The fleet consisted mostly of cars and dual-purpose vehicles (197,849 or 47%) and motorized two-wheelers (173,508 or 41%). The remaining 12% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
 
4.                  The number of road accidents decreased by 5.3% from 22,387 in 2011 to 21,195 in 2012.  Among these accidents, 144 were fatal (caused death) against 132 in the preceding year, up by 9.1%.
 
5.                  The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents in 2012 was 40,922, that is, 550 or 1.3% lower than the 2011 figure of 41,472.
 
6.                  The number of casualties (fatalities and persons injured as a result of road accidents) increased by 2.3% from 3,422 in 2011 to 3,502 in 2012. Among the casualties, around 35% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 27% passengers, 18% pedestrians, 15% drivers and 5% pedal cyclists.
 
7.                  During the year 2012, some 156 persons died as a result of road accidents against 152 in 2011, showing an increase of 2.6%.
 
March 2013
 
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