531,797 vehicles registered as at December 2017

The number of vehicles registered at the National Transport Authority at the end of December 2017 was 531,797 compared to 507,676 in 2016, says a Press communique of Statistics Mauritius issued on 29 March 2018 on Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics for the Island of Mauritius for year 2017.

The document further outlines that during 2017 some 29,386 vehicles were registered whilst 5,265 were put out of circulation.

With regard to road accidents, a total of 29,627 road accidents were reported in 2017 against 29,277 in 2016, showing an increase of 1.2%. Moreover, a total of 58,295 vehicles were involved in road traffic accidents during 2017 against 57,496 in 2016, that is, an increase of 1.4%.

As reported by Statistics Mauritius, an increase of 8.7% in the number of casualties has been registered in 2017, with a total of 4,199 compared to 3,862 in the preceding year. Among the casualties, around 40.2% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 24.0% passengers, 16.3% pedestrians, 15.3% drivers and 4.2% pedal cyclists.

Furthermore, in 2017, an increase was observed in the number of fatal accidents reported, with 152 fatal accidents compared to 132 in 2016.The number of persons who died as a result of road accidents in 2017 stood at 157 compared to 144 registered in 2016, an increase of 8.7%.

Source: Government of Mauritius