- Mauritian Government
I decided to start this petition following the death of Elisabeth Pigeot, a beautiful and talented 16 years old girl who died following severe injuries due to a car accident. The driver as it is usually the case in car accidents was under the influence of alcohol.
The suffering and pain felt by her family and friends is overwhelming. I have myself lost a family member to a car accident and understand their suffering. I am sick and angry that so many people are losing their life because of the irresponsibility of others.
In memory of all the innocent people who have lost their lives please join me in this battle to make things change for the better.
Every single day innocent Mauritians lose their life in a matter of seconds due to drivers driving under the influence of alcohol. And unfortunately many of the ones who don’t die have to live the rest of their lives with severe consequences such as chronic pain or paralysis. No one, no matter who they are, deserves to suffer or die because of someone else’s carelessness and irresponsibility.
In memory of every single person that has been a victim of a car accident we ask you to change the laws: there should be tougher laws against people who gamble with their lives and the lives of others by drinking and driving, because it is innocent people that pay the price.
The biggest cause of all accidents in Mauritius is people driving under the influence of alcohol. The law for drink driving is simply RIDICULOUS right now and it MUST be changed. THE LAW FOR DRINK DRIVING SHOULD BE SO HARSH THAT NO ONE DARES TO DO IT.
Severe consequence such as losing the car licence for life, long jail sentences and huge fines must be put in place to deter anyone from making the irresponsible choice of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Many people agree that not enough is being done by the government. We need much more campaigns in the media but also in schools to make people change the way they think and the way they act. We need to create a sense of responsibility among every single person using our roads: from truck drivers, to car driver to motorcyclists and even pedestrians. Also the police should play a bigger role in maintaining the security on the roads by doing more breath testing targeting the areas where nightclubs and bars are found.
With Christmas and summer holidays around the corner, hand in hand comes the celebrations and partying: Things must change NOW before we lose more innocent Mauritians, enough is enough and something has to be done.
We are asking that the government considers:
1. For driving under the influence of alcohol: suspension of driving license for 2 to 6 months and a fine.
2. For any car accident where driver was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol: suspension of driving license for 6 months to 18 months as well as a fine.
3. For any car accident, where the driver was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in death or serious injuries: suspension of driving license for 5 years up to life as well as a jail sentence of minimum 1 year.
Please make the penalties for drink driving so tough that no one will dare to even think of doing it.
* driving under the influence of alcohol : someone tested as having an alcohol content above the legal limit
The Tougher laws against drink driving in Mauritius petition to Mauritian Government was written by Sarah and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.