If ever you need to witness how some Mauritian drivers try to escape a traffic jam, you should just spend a few minutes near the Tuna factory, midway between Riche Terre and Roche Bois. People using this road to get to Port Louis surely know what I’m talking about.
Instead of driving along the motorway, they just switch to a parallel secondary road going pass the container park and the tuna factory. Once the end of this road is reached, they now need to get back onto the motorway.
A vehicle joining in the mentioned parallel road :
A security van from Brinks going along the parallel road *Same van can be seen in pics below* :
Well, some of you would say : “There’s nothing wrong in trying to avoid a traffic jam”. True. But the way with which some of these drivers attempt to get back to the motorway is quite dangerous and sometimes aggressive.
No accidents till now but many drivers surely start their day on a bad note. This is definitely not the only place in Mauritius where so-called drivers behave as such, believing that they need top priority to get to their destination.
A bon entendeur, salut!