To be more precise, the title should be,
Is it time to review the speed limit for certain roads of Mauritius?
But as you have probably noticed, the title of the url would be LONG… lol..
Sorry if you landed here trying to look for another topic similar to the title…
A growing number of new/reconditioned vehicles is using our roads daily, hence more stable, reliable and performing. 90Km/hr on our motorways, with 60Km/hr in certain areas around motorways and an average of 50 Km/Hr in villages…
[Update] Speed limit on motorways are now 110km/hr in some regions
Its still acceptable, without talking about the increasing number of speed breakers (humps) put here and there, just some days after an accident! However, some of our roads are still limited to speeds that have been set up years ago!
For instance, the following road which is used by a huge percentage of people going towards Port Louis from the northern villages including Arsenal, Triolet, Pointe Aux Piments, Trou Aux Biches, Plaine des Papayes, Morcellement St André, Pamplemousses and so on… + those coming from the opposite direction!
[UPDATE] : The road we are talking about has now an updated speed limit. The 30Km/hr sign was replaced by a 60km/hr one a few months after this blog post. Were we heard? 😛
As you can see(lol, try to guess or use the google link), no houses or even no schools in that area! So? I believe the average speed which most drivers drive on this particular road would be around 50KM/hr!
So, what will happen if our police officers decide to carry out speed checks on this road? lol…
Isn’t there any authority that ensures the proper infrastructure of our roads? And what about the Road Authority or the Police’s Traffic Branch or even the respective District Council/Village Council?
Should not one of them be responsible of that task?