[Video] Terre Rouge Verdun entrance to Ebene – Just invent your traffic rules

What I will show you today is not unusual if you use the Terre Rouge Verdun road every morning.

While the majority of drivers queue up to enter Ebene, a bunch of drivers prefer to

  • Drive on the motorway layby
  • Come in front of vehicles whenever they like
  • Change lanes along solid white lines
  • Change lanes on roundabouts

All these above, just to show that they absolutely do not give a fuck to all other law abiding drivers.

Case study : Toyota Yaris – 4442 JU 15

This guy really annoyed me this morning. Fortunately, I have my dashcam recording and when I came across him on the roundabout, I informed him to have a look at Facebook. With chances, he will probably read this post. So, a big hi!

Here’s the video:

If he ever thinks to complain to the police? Please do. Don’t forget to bring a copy of this video too.

Case study : Peugeot 208 – 4513 JU 14

New video captured today by the dashcam!

This car was lady driven and changed lanes on the roundabout itself while tens of other cars were queuing up.

 

Impacts?

As mentioned in my earlier post, education is indeed a failure in our society. Such persons need to be penalized and fined but unfortunately, the above scene happens everyday, even with 2 to 3 police officers posted there but without much help as one of them is regulating traffic on the roundabout while the other one just stands among the traffic cones.

So, what really happens :

  1. The huge traffic chaos and parking problem right in the “cyber” city Ebene causes a long queue to build up onto the Terre Rouge Verdun road everyday. And as shown above, a large bunch of drivers do not care about having to wait like other drivers. They feel that they are more superior, hence their own decision to bypass rules and breach laws. This p*ss*s off other persons who are waiting on the right lane.
  2. With cars waiting to enter the right lane, the traffic on the left lane comes to a halt. Now imagine 10 vehicles doing the same thing. That halt can sum up to several minutes in worst cases. This prevents road users on the left lane to pursue their road towards the motorway in the direction of Trianon. This traffic jam on the left lane is pretty un-necessary, purely caused by the above mentioned drivers. And this pisses off people on the left lane too.

Results: Every driver (whether on left or right lanes) gets p*ss*d off!

What actions need to be taken?

It doesn’t take really much to solve this problem. The existing police officers just don’t care because they were never assigned the duty to fine these drivers. However, just post 1 or 2 additional police officers at this particular spot and you will notice the difference. Suddenly, everyone will prefer waiting in the queue. But please, these police officers should look out for these drivers, not just stand there like the one who can nearly be mistaken for a traffic cone just on the Ebene flyover.

I will also push this video to the Citizen Support Unit and the Mauritius Police Force to see if any action is taken as many drivers prefer to ignore these as*hol*s to avoid getting into any fights or verbal threats but unfortunately, these as*hol*s just don’t care. As days go on, the number of as*hol*s will increase as they can see that nothing is being done to solve the problem, so why should they wait in the queue??? That’s logical and at the end of the day, we will end up with more as*hol*s because of the inaction of the authorities and police! This is why the situation gets out of control and ends up in road rages and accidents, just like in Goodlands some days ago. Read the article here if you missed it!!!

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Thank you for reading. Cheers!

Mauritius Police motocycle rider now with helmet action cam

Another quick post : Several days ago, I posted on Facebook that I came across a woman police officer with an action camera attached to her helmet. Fortunately today, I managed to grab some seconds of video footage just at the time, she was going to (most probably) fine a driver.

That’s all for today.

Be careful, you are now being filmed on the roads!

Map of Mauritius showing speed cameras

A new post to map the locations of speed cameras altogether. This blog post will be updated whenever needed with locations of fixed speed cameras as well as the frequent regions where mobile cameras are usually placed.

Speed-cameras

With the first speed camera of a new type reported along the Phoenix-Beau Songes link road in a previous blog post, another blogger informed us of a new speed camera, this time at Paillotte, near the entrance to Candos.

This brings me to write this new post to map them altogether. This blog post will be updated whenever needed with locations of fixed speed cameras as well as those frequent regions where mobile cameras are usually placed.

As usual, you are the most welcomed to report any new fixed speed cameras. Pictures are the most welcomed. You can mail them at yashvin[at]awootar[dot]com.

The Map


View Mauritius Speed Cameras by Yashvinblogs.com in a larger map

Updates

  • Map initially created with existing cameras on 10 March 2013
  • New fixed speed camera at Paillotte (10 March 2013)
  • New fixed speed camera at Phoenix (11 March 2013 – Location confirmed by Muzzammil)
  • New fixed speed camera at St Paul (13 March 2013 – Location confirmed by Siganus)
  • Two new fixed speed camera locations at Phoenix and Chemin du Sucre confirmed by Bryan on 18 March 2013)
  • New fixed camera at Mr Bricolage, Trianon. Speed Limit = 80Km/hr (Installation late on this evening of 18March2013 – Thanks to Vicki Drawka, Jason and Rikesh)
  • New fixed speed cameras just before the Trianon Flyover Speed Limit = 80Km/hr and at Coromandel’s Eugen Filling Station – 60Km/hr (Reported on 19 March2013 – Thanks to Jason)
  • New fixed speed camera at Bambous Medine (Spotted on 20 March 2013 by Ruben M and Richard T)
  • @as_miii has reported a new camera in Terre Rouge. Unconfirmed location for now. It is somewhere between Dhanush and Winners, near an aluminium shop. (Update 21st March: The camera’s location has been added to the map)
  • Another camera at Terre Rouge, near the police station. Location reported and confirmed by Muzzammil on 20th March 2013. (Update 21st March: The camera itself was not installed yet. Only the 2 flashes).
  • Tushal reported the presence of mobile speed cameras somewhere around Gokoola to L’amitié (and vice-versa) at around 16:30-17:30, apprx 3 days per week.
  • Caudan Flyover fixed speed camera installed today, the 25th March 2013.
  • Grand Riviere (Near Indian Oil)  – Fixed Speed camera spotted by @yurit0s, 60km/hr limit – 27 March 2013
  • A new fixed speed camera was installed yesterday. The camera is shooting cars driving towards the north. Thanks to YasirMx and Yaasir K for notifying me of this one. (26 March 2013)
  • Roddy L. reported a new camera along Sivananda Avenue.
  • Additionally today, Jason(@Yurit0s), Richard T and Nilex Neer reported new cameras near the Stadium at Bambous and at the entrance of Domaine Anna.
  • New camera reported just at the end of St Julien, just before Lallmatie. Location confirmed.
  • Camera reported at Camp Garreau (Central Flacq) by Rohan D. Thagalee on 22nd April 2013.
  • Pont Colville – Fixed/Mobile speed camera – The police started to place mobile cameras or use hand held radars just after the speed limit drops from 110km/hr to 80km/hr, from Bagatelle towards Port Louis (1st May 2013)
  • Bell Village – City Center Flyover – It has been reported that the police is now installing mobile cameras just after the flyover to enter the city center. Direction – From Port Louis towards Reduit.  (1st May 2013)
  • New fixed speed camera reported at Petite Riviere (near Indian Oil) by Marga while I personally found the police using hand held radar at Jumbo Phoenix (5th May 2013)
  • yurit0s has a picture of the recently painted iron structure of the camera’s support (Bambous – 24 May 2013)
  • Today (2 June 2013), I saw police officers stopping vehicles along the motorway besides Supercash (Phoenix) while one of them was armed with the hand held laser gun.
  • 2 new fixed cameras have been reported along the A7 road (From Quartier Millitaire to Flacq) by Jason ( 21 Nov 2013). Exact locations have not been confirmed yet.
  • A new speed camera, the first in Triolet has been reported on 23 November 2013. It is found along the Chemin 20 Pieds, near the new TBS garage.
  • New fixed speed camera locations at Calebasses (motorway), mobile speed camera near Ripailles Roundabout and hand held radar near Montagne Longue along the new Terre Rouge Verdun Link Road.
  • New fixed speed cameras reported by Yaseen Khadun and confirmed by Preetesh Prayag added at Midlands, La Flora and La Vigie on 30 Jan 2014
  • @yurit0s is back with his reports : 2 new speed cameras, at casela and cascavelle respectively. (14 March 2014)
  • Reports coming shows another batch of speed cameras are being installed since the last days, namely at Pont Colleville, Floreal, Poudre d’Or Hamlet, Pamplemousses / Mon Gout and Piton ( 2 August 2014 – Thanks to Yurit0s, Mishna, Neecharl, Preetesh and Rwishi)
  • New camera report at Petite Riviere by Yurit0s on 12 August 2014
  • New camera report at Riviere Noire by Yurit0s on 2 September 2014
  • Ashvin U. reported a new speed camera in St Julien d’Hotman on 05 Sep 2014
  • I decided to update the map after a very long time.
    Changes made on 16 July 1016 are:
    – Phoenix Beau Songes camera moved from the Medpoint area to the new location along the same road
    – Fixed speed camera in Arsenal Near St Joseph
    – Hand held radar at the exit of Terre Rouge Verdun on the motorway in the north
    – Hand held radar at the diversion created following crack on Terre Rouge Verdun

Pictures

Rambo has captured the guys installing the cameras (27 March 2013) : 

installation

Speed camera warning signs are being placed in the concerned areas (29th March):

speed-signs

New look of the cameras (24 May 2013)

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Hand held Radar Camera:

Mobile Speed camera in Soreze

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Camp Chapelon

Installing mobile camera in Roche Bois:

RocheBois

Phoenix Beau Songes

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Paillotte (Siganus Sutor reported this new camera)

Camera Paillotte

Phoenix (Siganus Sutor reported camera too)

Phoenix

St Paul (Siganus Sutor reported camera too)

St-Paul

Coromandel – Near Eugen Filling Station – 60km/hr (Credits to Jason)

coromandel-camera

Trianon 1 (Near Bricolage – Camera placed just before Speed limit change from 80Km/hr to 110Km/hr)

camera-bricolage

Trianon 2 (From Phoenix Towards Trianon Flyover – just before speed limit change from 110Km/hr to 80Km/hr)

camera-trianon

Terre Rouge, near the “Patisserie” situated in between the temple and Dhanush (60km/hr)

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Terre Rouge, near the two famous bus stops  (60km.hr)

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Bambous:

camera bambous

Grande Rivière (Near Indian Oil)

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RCPL Port Louis (Near Caudan flyover – Limit = 80km/hr)

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Roche Bois Fixed Speed Camera

RocheBois_Fixed

Lallmatie (At the end when driving towards St Julien) (Credits to Siganus Sutor)

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Cascavelle

Cascavelle

Casela

Casela

Pont Colleville

La Flora (1st speed camera) :

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La Flora (2nd speed camera)

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Petite Riviere

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Riviere Noire

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Post will be updated with new pics as soon as available….

Say Cheeeeeeeeseee!

The government had previously announced its intentions to introduce some dozens of cameras in the next months. Well, let’s follow up the installation of these cameras!

Don’t forget to smile 🙂

Found drunk, Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe kills police motor officer with his 4×4

On Sunday, the country woke up with a shocking news: A police motor officer of 30yrs lost his life when a 4×4 vehicle, driven by Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe hit him in the region of Flic En Flac.

Update (24 August 2016) : The suspect in this case gets only a fine of Rs50,000. The court has rejected the appeal from the DPP who contested the punishment initially imposed to the suspect. More details at the end of this article.

accident

On Sunday, the country woke up with a shocking news: A police motor officer of 30yrs lost his life when a 4×4 vehicle, driven by Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe hit him in the region of Flic En Flac. The latter was trying to overtake another vehicle when he drove over the police officer as well as the official police motorcycle over several metres, as says the local media.

Aged of only 19years old, Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe was tested positively for alcohol at that moment. He was ‘admitted’ to a private hospital, Apollo Bramwell, after he felt ‘unwell’. So, he feels unwell after killing an innocent. The whole population must be furious at him at this time being!

IMHO, he should be jailed for the maximum period for his careless driving under the influence of alcohol and on top of that, killing a police officer on duty. The latter left behind him a young wife and a small kid.

You are free to take your own conclusions while waiting for the official reports and court judgement.

The BMW of Mont Choisy

On the same note, for those who missed the news, Didier Chabaut, the man who drove his BMW over the beach of Mont Choisy was fined for a total of Rs40,000 and his driving permit was suspended for two years. Read more here.
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Update (26 December 2012)

For the first time ever, the media has published the photo of the said Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe.

Above is a screenshot made from l’express. It has also been mentioned that he left the Apollo Bramwell Hospital on Monday and was kept for security reasons in the Alcatraz prison. He will be brought to court today for the second time, the first time being on Sunday.

Update (24 August 2016)

The suspect in this case gets only a fine of Rs50,000. The court has rejected the appeal from the DPP who contested the punishment imposed to the suspect. The DPP thought that an imprisonment was more reasonable for such crimes but the judge are maintaining the fine because they said that the suspect was young and immature.

Personally, I find this judgement bullshit! A police officer lost his life because of a drunk driver and he gets away with a Rs50,000 fine? Why? He is too young and immature!

[Insolite] Police motor officer, on his way back home.

Just like any of us, he is a human after all. But personally, I found this shot as truly “du-jamais-vu”.

Fridays are made to chill. That’s why I try to keep the funniest posts for this special day.

Today, have a look at this picture, shot by Eddy.
(Click to enlarge)


PoliceMoto_Large

Saw anything special?

If you are among those who did not find nothing interesting, a closer look at the same picture might help you:

Police Moto - Zoomed

Fom what I can see, it seems to be bunch of “laqueue zoignons” as we call it in creole (or some other plant). Just like any of us, he is a human after all. But personally, I found this shot as truly “du-jamais-vu”. Thanks Eddy!

Keep your eyes wide open and mail me any interesting shots you find worth sharing!

Bon weekend to all!

Are these police officers to be blamed?

A video shooting some police officers helpless in front a casino in goodlands. A few hostile persons were really excited and ready to fight among themselves.

I would like to have your view, after you read mine… Thanks

Hi everyone.

I finally found an article to blog!
There’s a video shared by my dear colleague (and freelance yashvinblogs.com reporter) Bhanu. He wanted me to comment on his link on Facebook but I decided not do so there, but on his insistence, I will share a few words, just after the video.

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This video was shot last year in Goodlands in front of the “Monte Games” (Casino). Comments on the web show people highly criticizing the police officers on the scene. In my opinion, I think that these people most probably do not know anything except “La police la pou proteze nou”. How, Why, When? They simply don’t care.

You may have a very similar reaction too, but please do read the few points below before heading towards the comments section :

Different units of the police force :

The Police force is divided into different units, each with a specific purpose. For instance, you can’t ask a “normal” police officer (GIPM – Groupe d’Intervention de la Police MauricienneEdited by Yashvin, thanks to Timothy‘s comment) to conduct a rescue operation/drug case . This might not be the thing he does best. Similarly, the police officers in the above video are simply not trained to handle the above situation which has rapidly turned into a violent fight scene.

You have surely seen these guys, heavily armed and ready to force into and scare a hostile crowd. Yes, we are here talking about the Special Supporting Unit (SSU). I can guarantee you, you won’t see anyone of them standing on a pedestrian crossing, stopping vehicles so as school kids can cross the road safely.
In similar scenarios as the one above, the SSU are quickly requested in such environment to bring everyone down to earth, even thugs. They undergo tough training sessions and are highly effective in accomplishing their mission.

Crime prevention

One of the roles of the police force is crime prevention. As you have surely noticed, the police officers there have tried to talk to the trouble makers and disperse them.

As we say in creole “met ene dialogue”. In vain, despite the numerous attempts.

Putting their life in danger

And what if one of those guys took out a gun? Some of the police officers were carrying a tonfa, that’s all!

As far as I still remember, this specific case was mentioned in the media and yet, these police officers were not blamed or punished.

Blaming is so easy

Ok, let’s say that the police officers decided to take control of the situation by (trying to, at least) neutralizing the numerous guys there. They were outnumbered, to the advantage of the 2 gangs there. This action of the police officers could have triggered violent reactions from the thugs there, resulting in serious injuries most probably on the police side. Would this have brought any positive change/calmness in the current situation?

Most of you might perhaps answer : “NO!”

So my dear friend Bhanu, here’s what I wanted to share with you.

I agree that cases of corruption/brutality etc exist in the police force, I don’t deny it but is it fair that the whole police force should be blamed because of a few “brebis galeuse”/black sheep?

If you follow this blog regularly, you might have noticed that I do not hesitate to write against the police force too when necessary. So, you can’t say that I am biased, I just wanted to inform some people about things that they might ignore.

So people, try to put yourself in their shoes for once before criticizing. A little knowledge is dangerous.

And now, I would like to have your point of view and please please, try to be constructive.

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svp, un peu de politesse Monsieur le policier…

Tard dans la soiree d’hier, j’ai ete controlé par des motards de la police, controle de routine par un policier qui n’etait pas trop gentil…

Etre poli, c’est la moindre des choses, surtout si vous représentez la loi et en contacte directe avec la population…

motard

Tard dans la soirée d’hier, j’ai été contrôlé par des motards de la police, contrôle de routine…
Mais ma famille et moi même ont été surpris par le langage utilise par ce policier dans l’exercice de ses fonctions. Il était très rude comme si une mouche l’avait piquée! Point de politesse ou de courtoisie.
Il faut quand même faire ressortir : Tous les membres de la force policière ne se comportent pas aussi mal. En vérité, c’est la première fois que j’ai croise le chemin d’un policier avec un grand problème au niveau sa façon de communiquer. Une brebis galleuse surement, très probablement “the black sheep” of the

Tard dans la soirée d’hier, j’ai été controlé par des motards de la police, controle de routine…

Mais ma famille et moi même ont été surpris par le langage utilisé par ce policier dans l’exercice de ses fonctions. Il était très rude comme si une mouche l’avait piquée!

Politesse et courtoisie = 0.

Il faut quand même faire ressortir : Tous les membres de la force policière ne se comportent pas aussi mal. En vérité, c’est la première fois que j’ai croisé le chemin d’un policier avec un grand problème au niveau sa façon de communiquer. Etait-il “le petit vilain canard” de la force policière?

Etre poli, c’est la moindre des choses, surtout si vous représentez la loi et en contacte directe avec la population…

Crimes stats on the rise in Mauritius, why?

The mauritian media is invaded with various cases of law and order since some weeks. In some of these cases, the victims turned out to be the ones who made up a fake story and the youngest one of them is a 9yr old girl.

What do you think would be The solution to our society problems related to law and order? Lets discuss!

Since the last weeks, there has been an explosion in the number of cases related to law and order.

Le constat est accablant!

Today itself, the body of the director of the Mahebourg’s museum has been discovered after his dissapearance 4 days ago.

Less than 1 week ago, a few college girls were found drunk in a college.

2 weeks ago, a drunk college student jumped out of the bus when the bus headed for the police station.

3 weeks ago, a group of people kidnapped a man and had put him into the car’s boot (coffre/box loto). But instead of opening the fuel’s tank in a petrol station, they carelessly opened the boot!

After all, human errs 😛

However, this does not imply that all of them are genuine. Indeed, many of these cases have been found to be a complete set up of the behalf of the ‘victims’ themselves.

The unfortunate thief of the Naval Museum.

Some of you may not be aware, but very recently, a burglar trapped himself while trying to get away from the Naval Museum, want to know how?

Here is the part of the mail which is being sent over the internet since that day.
[thanks to Splash n Kammal]

Thief at Mahebourg Naval Museum

The suspect is alleged to have broken down the back door to the museum. The alarm went off, giving him a fright, and he ran away. He climbed a tree and then attempted to jump over the fence. However, he lost his footing and was impaled by one of the spikes on the fence. The man was discovered by a bus driver who heard his cries. The man was taken to J Nehru Hospital and it is understood that he is due to undergo surgery…

Update on 28/05/09 : This information has not been confirmed officially till now.

The youngest film director

Yes, we should call her a film director but I fear that she got only scolding in return. Aged only 9 years old, she ran away from her primary school and spent her day at Flic en Flac.

Flic en flac road

In the evening, she went back to her town and she invented a whole story in which she related that she was kidnapped, forced to enter a car and then was victim of sexual abuse.

The videos shot by the cameras of Flic en Flac were viewed by the police.

Video cameras at Flic En Flac

After the inquiry, it was found that the girl had been playing with tourists on the beach of Flic en Flac during the whole day.  She then confessed having ran away from school since her friends were teasing her and she begged to get some money to return back home by bus.

Relationship between a tourist and a mauritian woman

Tourists @ Pereybere

Everything started with a mistake while sending some texto. The tourist and the mauritian woman did not lose any time and decided to meet after only a few days. The mauritian (*who perhaps smelled money and good opportunity*) flirted with the tourist for some weeks. But when she learnt that the tourist did not want to marry her anymore, she filed a rape case against the guy.

Some thoughts from me…

The above mentioned are only a few cases, any of us can write over pages…

But who should we blame for all these?
Our society? Our constitution? Ourselves?

You may ultimately blame the government but do you believe that a reinforcement of the existing laws will solve all the problems?

I believe that each one of us are responsible for most of the happenings in this country. Unfortunately not all of us have the same objectives in life. While some are working hard to get money, others are simply sitting idle and getting allowances without any effort. (Genuine cases do exist)

Sunset

Some get into drugs, and later say that they regret having done so… unfortunately after committing crimes, robberies… too late.

Put strict laws, different organisations will be in the front line to protest. Give more power to the police, there will be even more cases of police brutality.And at the end, you will hear about human rights commission…

What about your thoughts? What is the root of these problems and how should these problems should be tacked?

Parking in front of Air Mauritius Building

This driver should be awarded for finding the best parking in Port Louis…
I hereby give him the “Best Parking Slot Award”!

Perhaps he had an urgent need to go to toilets, but in this case, would he have taken care to “fold” his side mirrors?

LOL!

This driver should be awarded for finding the best parking in Port Louis…

I hereby give him the “Best Parking Slot Award“!

Picture shot today at around noon…

This following one is too good since the driver has even taken care of ‘folding’ his side mirrors so as to prevent any further inconvenience!!

Chapeau !

As you can see, some members of our police force do work seriously… Congrats!

btw, I wonder why the driver chose this parking? Perhaps he had an urgent need to go to toilets, but in this case, would he have taken care to “fold” his side mirrors?

Any idea???

 

Yashvin, pages of my life

Review speed limit in Mauritius?

Is it time to review the speed limit for certain roads of Mauritius?
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..

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? 😛

Original Google Maps Link

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?

Yashvin, pages of my life