Scaring people with speed cameras
Mauritius woke up with another sad news today :
2 road accidents victims as announced in the news headlines of a private radio station.
I was much surprised on hearing that in one of the accidents, the motorcyclist died after hitting the pole fitted with the speed camera ( Camp Chapelon). When I waited for the next news bulletins to confirm the news before publishing my post, the words “speed camera” were not stated anymore. Surely some false rumors or unconfirmed news that were broadcast early and removed later on.
Anyway, coming back to today’s topic, you have surely experienced the unpleasant ride along the motorway in Soreze’s vicinity.
Since a couple of months, authorities have ‘designed’ a temporary road layout to deviate traffic while road works were in progress for the construction of the new highway.
However, when the number of accidents in that specific area started to rise, authorities reacted promptly by… decreasing the speed limit from 60km/hr to 40km/hr. When they realised that the new measure produced unsatisfactory results, they had to find another altenative.
So, instead of opting for a better road design for improved security, authorities have found the ultimate solution :
Threaten drivers with speed cameras
Personally, this behaviour and design of this specific road network can only confirm the incompetency of some people working in those concerned departments.