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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)
Statistics Mauritius>Statistics by Subject>Road Transport Jan to June 2014

Road Transport Jan to June 2014

Vehicles registered
1.                  At end of June 2014, some 454,426 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority compared to 443,495 at the end of December 2013, i.e. an increase of 10,931 or 2.5%.
2.                  Between January and June 2014, some 13,402 vehicles joined the fleet while 2,471 were put out of circulation.
3.                  The fleet consisted largely of cars, double cap pickup and dual-purpose vehicles (218,398 or 48%) and motorized two-wheelers (184,647 or 41%). The remaining 11% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
Road traffic accidents
4.                  During January to June 2014, the number of road accidents increased by 12.6% to 12,668 compared to 11,248 recorded during the corresponding period of 2013. Among these accidents, 61 were fatal (caused death) against 67 registered during the corresponding period of 2013.
5.                  The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents during the period January to June 2014 was 24,662, that is, 2,809 or 12.9%  higher than the figure of 21,853 recorded during the same period of 2013.
6.                  During the same period, the number of casualties increased by 3.9% to 1,816 compared to 1,747 recorded in the corresponding period of 2013. Among the casualties, around 40% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 25% passengers, 17% pedestrians, 13% drivers and 5% pedal cyclists.
7.                  During the first semester of 2014, some 65 persons died as a result of road accidents against 82 during the corresponding period of 2013, showing a decrease of 20.7%. However, the number of seriously injured persons increased by 5.6% from 251 to 265 and that of slightly injured persons increased by 5.1% from 1,414 to 1,486.
August 2014