LOTUS Political and Social Commentary 24th of July, 2015 HIGHWAY PATROL... IT ONLY TOOK 20 YEARS TO TAKE ACTION Nando Bodha (L'Express): "Une Traffic Enforcement Squad. C’est là le nom d’une nouvelle escouade de motards qui aura pour mission de sillonner les routes afin de veiller au respect du code de la route." [...] Leur rôle sera vraiment de s’assurer que la loi est respectée, a insisté le ministre [...] Par ailleurs, il est question de mettre sur pied une National Road Safety Commission présidée par le Premier ministre." I take this opportunity to reproduce a Parliamentary Question that was put twenty years ago to the same Prime Minister: "MOTORISTS - SPEED LIMIT (No. B/134) Mr S Teelock (Third Member for Curepipe & Midlands) asked the Prime Minister whether, with a view to better enforcing the speed limit on public roads, he will consider the advisability of setting up a special police highway patrol unit to supplement the road checks presently effected? The Prime Minister: Sir, I am advised, and I CONSIDER that there is NO NEED to set up a special highway patrol unit for the time being, to supplement the road checks presently effected by the Police.[...]" DISCLAIMER: The ideas expressed in this newsletter are those of the author, solely. You are welcome to respond by email or by posting on the forum. Your criticism will be appreciated.