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Sécurité routière : Les 13 routes non-autorisées au détenteurs d’un ‘learner’

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Sécurité routière : Les 13 routes non-autorisées au détenteurs d’un ‘learner’

Sécurité routière : Les 13 routes non-autorisées au détenteurs d’un ‘learner’

Sécurité routière :  Les 13 routes non-autorisés au détenteurs d’un ‘learner’

Les détenteurs d’un « learner » n’ont pas le droit de circuler sur l’autoroute. Cette interdiction s’applique aussi sur treize (13) autres routes (voir l’article plus bas). Le ministre Mentor, de la Défense et de Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, a donné des détails à ce sujet à l’Assemblée nationale.
En effet, les détenteurs d’un « learner » n’ont qu’à bien se tenir. Outre l’autoroute, le gouvernement a communiqué une liste comprenant treize autres routes qui leur sont interdites.  Les routes concernées sont Trou aux Cerfs Road; Vandermeersch, Edward VII et rue Labourdonnais à Rose Hill ; les routes St Paul et l’Avenue John Kennedy à Phoenix et Vacoas ; la route à La Nicolière ; la route principale à Triolet et la route de Phoenix en direction de Port-Louis.

Le Traffic Branch Unit va venir prochainement avec une liste élargie des routes non-autorisées aussi bien que l’application d’une période de validité aux détenteurs des ‘learners’ .

La réponse donnée par le ministre mentor, Sir Anerood Jugnauth à une question du député Baboo.

Mr S. Baboo (Second Member for Vacoas & Floreal) asked the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, Minister for Rodrigues whether, in regard to the learner licence for motor cycle, he will, for the benefit of the House, obtain from the

Commissioner of Police, information as to –

  • (a)  the roads on which the holders thereof are not permitted to drive and
  • (b)  if consideration will be given for –
    1. (i)  restricting a specific period for the holders thereof to drive motor cycles unless and until a firm licence is issued thereto and
    2. (ii)  prohibiting the holders thereof from driving on motorways and other hazardous roads.

Reply: As regards part (a) of the question, I am informed that holders of Provisional Licence (Learner) for auto/motorcycles are not permitted to drive on the following roads –

  • (a)  The main Mahebourg Road from Plaine Magnien to Nouvelle France (top of Lapeyre hill);
  • (b)  The main Savanne Road from St Aubin Estate to Nouvelle France (top of Lapeyre hill);
  • (c)  The Trou aux Cerfs Road;
  • (d)  Connal, Henri Lemaire and Church Streets in Beau Bassin;
  • (e)  Vandermeersch, Edward VII and Labourdonnais Streets in Rose Hill;
  • (f)  St Paul and John Kennedy Avenues in Phoenix and Vacoas;
  • (g)  Floreal Road from St Paul Road in Vacoas to George Guibert Street inCurepipe Road;
  • (h)  The road from Case Noyale to Chamarel;
  • (i)  The Staub Road at Baie du Cap;
  • (j)  La Nicoliere Road;
  • (k)  The main road running through the village of Triolet;
  • (l)  The Trunk Road from Phoenix to Port Louis;
  • (m)  The New Southern Entrance Road to Port Louis, and
  • (n)  All Motorways.

Concerning part (b)(i) of the question, a provisional driving licence is meant to be valid for a period of six months only or until the holder has passed a driving test for that category of vehicle as per Regulation 55 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulations 1954. However, the regulation is not being applied following a decision of Government in year 1989 for not charging a fee for the renewal of a licence as there was no legal basis for doing so.

Given the trend in the number of road accidents, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport and Police are envisaging to reinforce the current legislation by imposing a validity period on Provisional Licences for auto/motorcycles.

Regarding part (b) (ii) of the question, in virtue of Regulation 9 of the Road Traffic (Motorways) Regulations 1963, holders of provisional driving licences are not allowed to drive on motorways.

I am further informed that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport is carrying out an assessment of the state of roads following which a new list of prohibited roads for learner drivers will be proposed.

 

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