Slight technical mistake – 20 speed cameras disabled until further notice.

When I noticed a few persons around the Mr Bricolage’s speed camera around 2pm, I thought that they were probably going to paint the pole as they did in Bambous recently. I parked and immortalized this moment with my camera before uploading it on Facebook. Couple of hours later when I came across an article on the newspaper, Weekend, I understood what they were up to.

All the new speed cameras recently installed on our roads ( View map) won’t be operational until further notice, probably till 1st June 2013, as reported by the media. Indeed, the Minister Anil Baichoo confessed that there was a “slight technical mistake” in the cameras whose implementation costed around Rs172.2 millions.

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Ever since their operation, the cameras have been randomly flashing vehicles driving under the speed limit. Foreign experts have been called for their help and finally, a few days later, there’s this news that the cameras have a ‘fault’. The authorities are working on this problem and might also disgard (all?) speed excess cases recorded.

Poor Baichoo. His bad times are back again. I wonder how slight the mistake can be, especially if they had to disable the cameras! LOL!

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14 thoughts on “Slight technical mistake – 20 speed cameras disabled until further notice.

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  1. Instead of doing such bullshit, they should have covered the country with Wi-fi. Sppedcameras in a country with a population count of 1.2M. I can’t live here anymore.

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  2. Ah, the pleasures of copy-paste (preferably from some Western country – lafranss / langglétérr or mozeu-inndya) without any planning, nor adaptation to local context…

    Mauritius, c’est un plaisir!

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  3. Slight mistakes like this can also undermine your credibility. That’s a free tip to Labour-worshippers out there.

    Now, what would the State have paid if the tender was really fair and transparent: lower, higher?

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  4. Add this glaring example of non-planning to the list of “slight technical mistakes”, like the speed cameras, the fire extinguishers, the motorcycle speedometers, the retroreflective number plates, etc, etc.

    The batt-batté culture in full swing!

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      1. What speed limiter are you talking about – the ones that work so well that 70% of the buses AND trucks on the motorway always find a way to overtake me driving at 80-90km/hour?

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  5. Ah, slight technical mistake yes, but the system is still generating
    millions!!!

    Compare
    these figures – the year-on-year number of dead for 2012
    2013:
    so, the (speed camera + retroreflective number plate + permis à points)
    combination is definitely NOT a way of curbing road fatalities.

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