In the last bulletin of written questions from the municipal council, the independent councilor Nicolas Kramvoussanos questions the alderman of Mobility, Xavier Desgain (Ecolo), on each of these two facts, to identify the causes. More broadly, he wishes to obtain figures on the number of statements of offense made by the traffic police for lack of insurance, lack of driving license, lack of technical control and lack of registration.
Back to two accidents
The first accident occurred at the start of the evening in Dampremy, on the road to Mons. A young woman who had just entered a pedestrian crossing was surprised and mowed down by a vehicle. Visibility and lighting conditions are good. The driver does not test positive for alcohol. The circumstances of this disaster are still being analyzed.
Four days later, it was in rue de la Victoire, in Roux, that a 26-year-old pedestrian was struck in turn as he crossed the road. It is dark, the public lighting works, the coating is wet. It appears that the victim who was passing between two cars was hidden from view of the driver. There, too, investigations are ongoing.
MOT fault: +20%
As for the offenses recorded by the police in the area, they are relatively stable: 980 insurance defaults were noted in 2021, or just under three per day on average. We were at 1151 the two previous years: the result marks a decline of nearly 15%. For technical control defects, 1,548 reports were established, compared to 1,255 in 2020 and 1,395 in 2019. The increase is almost 20%. For license defects, the police recorded 1,001, very slightly more than in previous years. Finally, registration defects concerned 1,668 vehicles, which represents a little less than 5 per day.